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Ramadan gives you time to write!

Ramadan gives you time to write!

During Ramadan the local populace and Muslims around the world celebrate the Holy Month by fasting during daylight hours. No food no liquids, quite a challenge in 50 degree heat. So, I don’t spend any time eating out and no new movies are released for the whole month, I just write.
The malls here are empty during the day, the roads are quiet and forlorn Westerners search for anywhere that will sell them food. Goodness knows how the Muslim athletes in the Olympics cope.
I have written several chapters of my new novel ‘Shadow of the Burj’, which in all honesty should have been with the publisher by now, but it is well on its way. Inspiration is coming thick and fast and this is likely to be the most international and dramatic novel to date. Writers are sometimes a remote lot but Ramadan doesn’t help socialisation, nevertheless I am going to an Iftar buffet organised by the US Consulate and so that should be fun.

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