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.

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"Contemplation", Franz Xaver Winterhalter

The Daily Routines of 12 Famous Writers
Examples:
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
Examples:
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)
Examples:
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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