I agree with… Simon Sebag Montefiore

Simon Sebag Montefiore
“For writers, wasting time is as vital as working, so it is essential to sit all day without doing anything.”
[excerpt from Simon Sebag Montefiore’s column in British Airways ‘High Life’ magazine, March 2014]

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I totally get this, although I think non-writers will consider it a complete waste of time. Most writers I know are walkers in some form or another, all are dreamers. Where else do we get our ideas from?
Read about my writerly wanderings around Wimbledon Common, my haunt while writing Ignoring Gravity, here.
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Simon Sebag Montefiore


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If you agree with Simon Sebag Montefiore, perhaps you will agree with:-
Deborah McKinlaythe lean years focussed me on what I really wanted
Matthew Thomasdon’t deny the autobiographical
Jeanette Wintersonwriting never stops

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