The most important thing to me is to keep in mind that although my writing may ultimately
become public, the true act of creation --- especially during the unspooling of the first draft --- is private and should be free from any kind of scrutiny, including self-scrutiny. I want to feel free to make mistakes.
- Jane Urquhart
Jane Urquhart is the author of Away one the best-selling Canadian novels of all time. Her novel The Underpainter received a Governor General’s Award.