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Good Read: "Who, What, When, and Where of Writing Rituals" from the National Writing Project

By: Kathleen O'ShaughnessyConnie McDonaldHarriet MaherAnn Dobie

"May Sarton liked to listen to music when she worked, but only eighteenth-century music. "I find that the romantics don't work for me," she said. "I love them to listen to, but not to work with" (quoted in Saum 1986, 97). Other writers come alive at particular times of the day or night. Katherine Anne Porter said she preferred "to get up very early in the morning and work. I don't want to speak to anybody or see anybody. Perfect silence" (quoted in Murray 1983, 29)...."

Read More Writing Rituals of Productive Writers Here

 

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Good Advice From Joe Bunting at The Write Place: Writing During the Holidays

"Christmas and Chanukah are periods of liminality. Liminal space is called the space betwixt and between, which means that it is not normal time. It is special time, and most importantly, it is the period when all transformation occurs.

Pay attention and see how people change this Christmas. Then, write about it...."

Read more HERE at   The Write Practice

 

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