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Editor turned author

8 September 2008

'When I sat down to write I realised I knew nothing, I felt really ashamed of myself having been an editor...

I can remember delivering my second book by hand, in the old days before email, and Helen Fielding's novel had just hit the shops. I walked in and said to my editor: "I've got a terrible feeling that my book's a bit like Bridget Jones." She said: 'Robyn, that's not going to be a bad thing."'

Robyn Sisman, author of Hollywood Ending, in the Bookseller