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Digital Subscriptions > Writing Magazine > February 2017 > Writing My day CATHRYN CONSTABLE


The children’s author likes to shut herself away and concentrate, she tells Lynne Hackles


Cathryn Constable, author of The Wolf Princess and The White Tower, says: ‘I’m lucky to write full time but even full time doesn’t feel like you ever have enough time. Life always intrudes.’ Cathryn likes to be in her own room with the door closed. ‘It doesn’t stop the interruptions, but I feel happier.’

‘At the moment, I’m planning the next book and loving the fact that I can read instead of feeling that other books are a source of temptation. When writing full-tilt, I allow myself a quick peek at one particular Tumblr for about ten minutes. Often there are images that lend themselves to what I’m writing and so they go in various files on my computer or get printed and put on the pin board that’s a visual reference for my book.

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