EP. 19 | yvonne battle-felton on writing during your commute

I started taking the train and commuting…  and it was all that time, two hours and a half, that I could be writing, but I wasn’t, because I kept thinking oh I’m inconveniencing other people, and then I started hearing people having these private conversations on this public train… after hearing the third private conversation I thought, ok, so I can write here…. so now I write on trains, in between places, I can write in cafes, public libraries, crowded spaces, in a park… I can write anywhere that a mood strikes me or a character does a whisper… I can write anywhere now.

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Yvonne Battle-Felton, author of Remembered, talks to us about her writing routines. From her dislike of waking up way too early to fit writing before her work day – although she may have changed her mind on this one, since she’s been recently hosting a daily writing group that meets at 5.55am – to how she started using her commute time to get projects done.

Listen to this extract to find advice on:

  • How to write on the go.
  • Finding a writing routine that works alongside your day job.

The closest I have to a routine is that I try to start my day with writing…. I love it because that’s me prioritising my writing.

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