He wrote the book on legal thrillers: a Q&A with Presumed Innocent author Scott Turow
Scott Turow put in an average of 2,800 hours yearly as an assistant US Attorney while he was writing Presumed Innocent, his 1987 best-seller. To finish the book, Turow wrote during his morning commute. "I wrote 26 or 28 minutes a day. It doesn't sound like a lot, maybe, but if I hadn't done it, we wouldn't be having this conversation." The occasion for that conversation: the publication of Innocent, a Presumed Innocent sequel that Turow never planned to write. Now a partner at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, Turow still works his writing around his 'day job' - these days that means two "very active matters". One is an indicted criminal case; the other is a pro bono case with "some critical stuff happening." Turow recently spoke to The Am Law Daily.
Scott Turow put in an average of 2,800 hours yearly as an assistant US Attorney while he was writing Presumed Innocent, his 1987 best-seller. To finish the book, Turow wrote during his morning commute. “I wrote 26 or 28 minutes a day. It doesn’t sound like a lot, maybe, but if I hadn’t done it, we wouldn’t be having this conversation.”
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