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The first draft is the hardest, because every word of the outline has to be fleshed out. The rewrite is very satisfying, because I feel that everything I do is making the book a little better.

Ken Follett, interview with Bookreporter.com, December 6, 2002

I don’t put much value in so-called inspiration. The value is in how many times you can redo something.

John Irving, National Book Award Interview, June 3, 2005