PUBLISHED: 17:45, Wed, Sep 9, 2020 | UPDATED: 17:45, Wed, Sep 9, 2020
Winds of Winter has been waiting in the wings before its release on bookshelves. Well, this is what fans would hope for, however the truth is its author, George RR Martin, has still not finished it. Fans have been questioning whether he is even still writing it – but a recent blog post reveals his method behind how he puts pen to paper.
According to a recent post on the Not A Blog website, George RR Martin revealed how he an evening of writing might pass in his working week.
Fans will know Martin owns a cabin in which he writes, far away from distractions, and has various assistants who pop in every so often to keep him on track.
However, Martin has now revealed what his method is, and how he unwinds after he writes.
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Wind of Winter - how does George RR Martin write? (Image: Getty/HBO)
He wrote: “I write most days, sometimes into the evenings.
“At night, after supper, I read, watch television, or screen movies (I used to love going to the movies, since the best place to see a film is in a theatre with an audience around you, but the pandemic has put an end to that for the nonce)…”
Clearly, his work is what takes up most of his day, but Martin also likes to unwind with fiction and movies after work, especially enjoying His Dark Materials and Blinded By the Light, a movie set to Bruce Springsteen music.
Previously, Martin has opened up on how the characters in Westeros become part of him as he writes, helping him get in the mindset of his characters.
Arya Stark in Game of Thrones (Image: HBO)
In an earlier post, he said: “Dwelling where I am now, deep in the heart of Westeros, I find myself surrounded by my characters, the children of my mind and heart and soul.
“They are real to me, as I write them, and I struggle to make them real to my readers as well.
“All of them are flawed,