“There’s something to do with the territory of writing itself. The way that anybody who has been writing for a given length of time will probably have anecdotes to tell you, strange little coincidinces, things that they wrote and then something similar very happened to them: perhaps a day, perhaps a month, perhaps ten years later.

There are these odd little incidents that tend to build up and that you tend to shove in a filing drawer just marked – "weird stuff”.

And eventually, as with myself, you might reach a point where you perhaps decide that the stuff in drawer marked “weird stuff” is the only important stuff; and if you wish to progress as a writer beyond mere technique then you might be advised to start looking at some of those things.“