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 Post subject: SRG only writes 6 hrs/day - what's he do in his spare time?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:50 am 
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Hi,

I'm a big fan of SRGs rollicking space opera and his forest kingdom books (it was quite shocking how much I laughed out loud reading the first book)

I've been reading some interviews primarily to gleen some idea into the techniques and mindset of a man who has written over 30 books with multiple series (no mean feat) and I stumbled upon him saying that he writes 6 hours a day for 7 days a week. But I can't find any references to what he does with the other 10 hours a day (taking out 8 for sleep) or why he chose that particular format 6hrs/7days.

Hearing talented, dedicated and successful writers talk about their routine, techique, method is fascinating stuff I'm sure you'll all agree.

Does anyone know of any insightful interviews/articles along this line with SRG?

Or for that matter, what would YOU do with that 10 hours if you were SRG? ;)


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 Post subject: Re: SRG only writes 6 hrs/day - what's he do in his spare ti
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:15 pm 
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Hi Serge, nice to have you on board.

I'll be posting a new interview in the next few days conducted by our own Darth Sparhawk. It'll be up as soon as I've time to get it together.

As to what Simon gets up to all day (now you're not a stalker are you ? :D ).

He's an avid comic book fan and has a mountain of them delivered every week.

He reads LOTS (research you know), so lots of paperback and hardbacks.

He has a huge collection of dvd's and Blu rays with more arriving each week.

He has regular trips to London and Birmingham (to buy more comics and dvd's/Blu rays) etc...


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 Post subject: Re: SRG only writes 6 hrs/day - what's he do in his spare ti
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:56 pm 
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Simon is SUCH a geek! Gotta' love it! :D

If he had a collection of Real Dolls posed around his pad, I'd die laughing, but know this dude across town from me that would be soooo jealous. He has one. She sits in the corner, all gothed up, in black and plaid. He doesn't talk to her or anything, but he doesn't like anybody but him to touch her. Her name is Anika.

Anybody seen Lars And The Real Doll? My acquaintance, Elias, is not that bad, but he is a real fanboy comic geek like Simon apparently is.

Simon , you're not a like Lars, are you? I mean, it's cool if you are. If so, how would you dress her? Steve, any thought?

Heh. I'm such the lil' devil. :twisted:

Jimmy Out.


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 Post subject: Re: SRG only writes 6 hrs/day - what's he do in his spare ti
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Well, you know, there IS stuff like eating, going to the bathroom, housework, grocery shopping/errands, interacting with people...boring stuff like that. I realize that's not as romantic as y'all would like to imagine the creator of John Taylor and Eddie Drood to be, but it's amazing how much time just LIVING can take up. He's probably more normal than you want to admit.


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 Post subject: Re: SRG only writes 6 hrs/day - what's he do in his spare ti
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There is nothing wrong with reading comics. I tell myself and other people that all the time. If I am reading comics in public more people are interested in what I am reading than reproachful. My favorite is DeadPool!!!


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 Post subject: Re: SRG only writes 6 hrs/day - what's he do in his spare ti
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Oh, not at all--I myself read comics voraciously. I have several favorites--Hellboy, Constantine, and Y: The Last Man. My husband has gotten fond of The Walking Dead.

We also have large collections of "funny" comics (and these our twin 7-year-old daughters get to read, too), like "Foxtrot", "Bloom County", "Zits", "Baby Blues", "Stone Soup", and "Sherman's Lagoon". Oh--can't forget "Calvin & Hobbes" and "The Far Side"!


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