Roddy Doyle: my work is fuelled by music, mitching and mugs of green tea

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Wednesday August 23, 2017 at 7:56pm
The bestselling author writes his novel in the morning, a play or column in the afternoon – and likes to sneak off to the cinema when nobody is looking I wake early but don’t work. I like having the world to myself for a while. I make coffee – with an AeroPress: lots of stirring and shoving – and read until the rest of the house wakes up. I was a secondary school teacher when I wrote my first four novels, so I didn’t see any reason to change the rhythm of the working day when I stopped teaching, in 1993. I started at 9am, or after I’d brought the kids to school; I worked Monday to Friday; I stopped at 6pm. These days there are no kids to bring to school but I still work Monday to Friday, 9 to 6. Although I’ve started mitching. View More: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/sep/09/roddy-doyle-writing-day-smile-novel
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