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I agree with… Maggie O’Farrell

Maggie O’Farrell ‘How to write while looking after a very young baby: get a sling. Aim for the most supportive, ergonomic one you can find. Strap yourself in. After the mid-morning feed, while the baby is still in a post-milk trance, insert her into the sling with the minimum disturbance possible. Forget anything like clearing away the breakfast, emptying the washing machine, returning calls – even dressing. You won’t be doing anything as rash as answering the door.’ [in an interview ‘How I Write’ with ‘The Guardian’ October 18, 2012] I don’t have the baby so can’t claim that as a distraction from writing, as O’Farrell can, but I totally get the rest of her advice. DO NOT BE DISTRACTED. It’s about being strict with yourself, make the most of every minute you have allocated for writing. Set the alarm on your mobile or use the oven timer.  To read the full article in The Guardian, click here. For more about O’Farrell’s books, click here for her website.   If you agree with Maggie O’Farrell, perhaps you will agree with:- Sarah Waters – putting people into houses is akin to a pressure cooker Joanna Trollope – e-books are leased Simon Sebag Montefiore – it
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