Monday, July 5, 2021

What does a writer's day look like?

Last week we looked at the typical day in the life of a literary agent.  This week let's look at the "typical" [LOLOL] day in the life of a writer.  Each of these sites includes commentary on why each of the recommended activities works to help you along in your career as a writer.
"Contemplation", Franz Xaver Winterhalter

The Daily Routines of 12 Famous Writers
E.B. White: “A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.”
Maya Angelou: “Easy reading is damn hard writing.”
Barbara Kingsolver: “I have to write hundreds of pages before I get to page one.”

9 Things Great Writers Do Every Day
1) Read something really well written.
2) Read something funny.

The Daily Routine of 20 Famous Writers (and How You Can Use Them to Succeed)
Stephen King: "I try to get six pages a day."
Haruki Murakami: "The repetition itself becomes the important thing."

Do you have any routines that help you with your writing process?  Tell us in the comments!

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