Margaret tells us what she enjoys and why.
What pleasures do you enjoy most?
Dining, partying, reading, walking – the list is endless and I enjoy all of
these. But my ultimate pleasure is writing. It takes me to places all over the
world I would never visit otherwise. It stretches my imagination. It keeps me
entertained. It gives me an insight into other people’s lives even if they are
figments of my imagination. When I write I become that person, I live their
life, I accept all their trials and tribulations. I don’t give talks now but when I did I
always used to say to people that I’d had X number of love affairs, depending
on how many books I’d written at the time. And I guess that’s what they are –
love affairs. A love affair with writing. Is it in our blood, do you think?
What made us want to write in the first place? All writers are avid readers so
perhaps it is this pleasure of reading that made us want to write in the first
What do you think?