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Writing Rituals

The Writing Practice: Rituals, the Muse and Luck

Melanie Bishop | Posted 08.11.2014 | Books
Melanie Bishop

The importance of these rituals, and observances of objects as lucky, as somehow pleasing to the muse, is that they give us something concrete on which to focus.

Sit Down. Shut Up. The Muse Will Come.

Ann Bauer | Posted 07.21.2012 | Books
Ann Bauer

Like every other published writer in the universe, people I meet at parties inevitably tell me they want to write. They launch into describing their novel or short story or business book idea and I break in gently (I hope) to ask, "When do you write?"

Up Early, Awake All Night, Intermittent Handstands ...

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Some authors write standing, while some write lying down. Some write early in the morning, while others stay up all night. Some write in a warm blanke...