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JOHN MARRS

It’s a hectic writing day for the magazine journalist and novelist, he tells Lynne Hackles

MY WRITING DAY

‘A typical writing day for me isn’t the calm, collected and serene experience many authors favour,’ says John Marrs. ‘I live in Northamptonshire but commute to London each day where my fulltime job is as a journalist, writing for publications including S Magazine, TV Life and OK! Magazine. So I’m up at 6.20 each weekday and begin my parallel career as an author once I grab a seat on the train. Then I have from 8.05am until 9.10am to type as much as my brain and fingertips will allow. With no wi-fion the train and my noise-reducing headphones placed firmly upon my ears, there are surprisingly few distractions.

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