How does Eco find the time to write so much?


Answer – 

Eco is a university professor who attends academic conferences all through the week. He finds so much time to write by utilizing the empty spaces that we all have in our lives, just like the structure of atoms and Universe. He terms these empty spaces as ‘interstices’. If he is waiting for someone coming to his house via the escalator, he would use that free time to write an essay rather than sit idle and wait. Therefore, he considers himself a scholar who writes novels on Sundays. He calls this utilization of interstices as time management.



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