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Arthur Slade at his home in Saskatoon on Aug. 27, 2019. (Photo by Alexa Lawlor) (for Saskatoon StarPhoenix Bridges cover)

Arthur Slade: Writing 'feels very natural'

“Once something is done, and it's worked out the way you want it to, I really enjoy the feeling of having created this brand-new thing."

Arthur Slade, who was recently featured by the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, wakes up every morning around 6 a.m., and is at his treadmill desk writing half an hour later.

“One thing I’ve learned is you have to be really consistent, you have to write every day, because every novel is a really long process. It takes hours — and by that, I mean lots and lots of hours,” he says.

“And you have to cut out time from other things in order to do that. I think that’s where I really had to learn to have a schedule, because otherwise, if I just waited until I was feeling like writing, I would actually more feel like watching Netflix and I would never get it done.”

The 52-year-old was born in Moose Jaw, but grew up in southwest Saskatchewan, on a ranch in the Cypress Hills area. Slade now lives in Saskatoon, and says he "can't imagine living anywhere else" outside of Saskatchewan.

 

Read the full article at https://thestarphoenix.com/

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