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What’s your writing routine?

Do you have a writing style or routine – or like me do you just wing it?


Do you have a routine for writing? A way of doing it which has become habit and which you know will get the best out of you? I was thinking about this having read a recent article on the subject.

Many famous writers seem to have these habits. I think the reason is that, to write a novel you need to get your backside on the chair and your fingers on the keyboard – regularly and for long periods of time, just to get the work done. I know only too well that novels don’t write themselves.

Murakami_Haruki_(2009)Here’s what the brilliant Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami had to say on the subject in an interview:

“When I’m in writing mode for a novel, I get up at four a.m. and work for five to six hours. In the afternoon, I run for ten kilometers or swim for fifteen hundred meters (or do…

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7 thoughts on “What’s your writing routine?

  1. I particularly love Maya Angelou’s idea on the hotel room. My dream is to own a resort room overlooking the ocean where I can go and just write. I think an apartment either on the Gold Coast, Noosa, Mooloolaba would do me just fine. I wouldn’t even say no to Caloundra. 🙂 Happy writing where ever you are. xxxoo

      1. Somewhere where there are no chores to do so I can concentrate on the task at hand without thinking about the next load of washing that needs to go out, or the logistics for how to make a situation work out. 🙂 xo

    1. I’m kind of a bit like that too, especially lately. Sometimes it’s nice to let go of routine and I plan on doing that over my upcoming holidays. My husband will like me injecting some routine for a while though lol

      Fleesha do you hand write first and then type, or straight out type? It’s interesting to hear how other people progress to a post.

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