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My Writing day OMAR EL AKKAD

The journalist and author needs lots of thinking time before he starts to write, he tells Lynne Hackles

MY WRITING DAY

‘I do most of my writing before I start writing,’ says Omar El Akkad, an award-winning journalist and author. ‘The process of putting words on paper is secondary. What I really need is time to sit alone and think. I do this best when I’m lying in bed, taking a shower or going on a long drive. Every morning, when other obligations don’t get in the way, I’ll lie in bed for as long as I can, until I stumble onto an idea, a narrative direction or even a sentence I think is good. Later, I’ll do the same thing in the shower. By the time I sit down to write, I already have something to start with.

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