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My writing day: Marsali Taylor

Shetland crime writer Marsali Taylor shares her writing routine with Lynne Hackles

Crime writer Marsali Taylor needs to structure her day well, partly because her husband is a composer, also working from home.

‘We have to work at each getting the time we need to be creative,’ she says. ‘We both work from 9-11, in separate rooms – that’s my best writing time, and his scales and limbering-up time, which I’ve got used to ignoring. We meet for coffee, then from 11.30 until lunch time I take myself elsewhere, so that he can do composerly things like singing or clapping out rhythms. I’ll walk up the hill, take a swim at the leisure centre, work in the garden, give our two ponies a brush or take the boat out. We meet for lunch, then disappear into our separate rooms. The afternoon is for admin. I’m creative again in the early evening but, as concentration wanes I mess about putting pictures on my Facebook page and researching my father’s family tree.

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