“…A few days ago, I was reading an essay by Stephen Jay Gould, Bully for brontosaurus. Reflections in natural history. (Not that I read this kind of essays every day, but for some reason I have always suffered the charm of the subject.) In a chapter of the book, the author was trying to explain why it is very important, and definitely more beautiful, to think of our universe as something that originated gradually — over a continuous time, of which we cannot pinpoint neither the beginning nor the end, while we have the ability to recognize its most interesting or decisive events…” Read more at: huffingtonpost
Do you have a routine for writing? A way of doing it which has become habit and which you know will get the best out of you? I was thinking about this having read a recent article on the subject.
Many famous writers seem to have these habits. I think the reason is that, to write a novel you need to get your backside on the chair and your fingers on the keyboard – regularly and for long periods of time, just to get the work done. I know only too well that novels don’t write themselves.
“When I’m in writing mode for a novel, I get up at four a.m. and work for five to six hours. In the afternoon, I run for ten kilometers or swim for fifteen hundred meters (or do…
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