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Writing is Like Running: Do it Early in the Morning – John Hunt (Podcast)

The Space Between the Space BetweenJohn Hunt chatted to Classic FM about his first novel, The Space Between the Space Between, and his writing process.

Hunt is a co-founder of agency network TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris and currently worldwide creative director of TBWA. His book The Art of the Idea was published by Zebra Press in 2009.

He explains how he juggles a full-time job and writing a novel:

“It took me a long time, five years,” Hunt says. “I wish I could be one of those who, sort of, have a glass of wine, and work as the sun goes down. But I’m the exact opposite. I have to go to a closed room, no noise, family calls me ‘grumpy’ if they interrupt and I’m working.

“I got into the habit of working every morning, early, before the rest of my day started. I’m not a keen runner but people say the same thing with running, you have to get up, you have to go. So I did all the writing before breakfast or before going into work and that seemed to work best.”

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