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Rituals of famous writers revealed

Whether you’re driven to writing with ideas exploding inside of you like Ray Bradbury or you take an hour later in the day to go over your morning pages like Joan Didion or you write in the middle of the living room with all kinds of white noise around you like E.B. White, you most likely have a writing routine or writing rituals you practice to make sure you get your words on paper.

Or, maybe, like Benjamin Franklin, you start each morning by asking yourself a question, “What good shall I do this day?” And you end each evening with another question, “What good have I done today?”

For more inspiration and to see how other famous writers call out their muse, check out this post, “The Daily Routines of Famous Writers,” by Maria Popova.

One of my writing routines is to do a 10-minute timed write if I feel stuck or if I’m resisting my writing in any way. It’s a great way to get the words flowing again.

What writing rituals do you have? Please share.

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