A collection of Writing Quotes by Mark Haddon
I don't remember deciding to become a writer. You decide to become a dentist or a postman. For me, writing is like being gay. You finally admit that this is who you are, you come out and hope that no one runs away.
I started writing books for children because I could illustrate them myself and because, in my innocence, I thought they'd be easier.
Jane Austen was writing about boring people with desperately limited lives. We forget this because we've seen too many of her books on screen.
Most of my work consisted of crossing out. Crossing out was the secret of all good writing.
When I was writing for children, I was writing genre fiction. It was like making a good chair. It needed four legs of the same length, it had to be the right height and it had to be comfortable.