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Khaled Hosseini likes to read a few lines from a favourite novel before he starts to write

I find reading about other people's work habits inspiring. The Kite Runner author Khaled Hosseini, for example, typically gets up at 4 a.m. Has some coffee and breakfast, reads the paper, then writes for 2-3 hours before going to his other job. He says that reading a few lines from a favourite novel before he gets started helps him get into the flow of things.

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Reader Comments (3)

Thanks for the link, Deb. I like to read about other writer's work habits too.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

I read writing blogs! (like yours!) :)

September 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter52 Faces

That's from 2004. Can't imagine he has another job now.

But going by the timeline, that's about the time he wrote The Kite Runner. Just goes to show that bestselling authors aren't made in a day. Good on him.

September 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMridu Khullar

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