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My Writing Day

  Jack Sheffield
   

Once a schoolteacher...always a school teacher!

I write each weekday with breaks for ‘morning playtime’, lunch and ‘afternoon playtime’. Old habits die hard!

Research is vital to my writing so I make regular visits to the British Library in London so I can study extracts from old newspapers. This adds authenticity to the world inhabited by my characters. I also read every day, particularly reference books and magazines that provide useful background to my stories.

Part of the fun of being a full-time writer is that I get to meet interesting people from all walks of life. More often than not, this takes place over a relaxing meal and, while I make notes about dentists, farmers, gardeners and ex-Presidents of the Women’s Institute, they enjoy a glass of wine!

So my ‘writing day’ is never dull.