The Habits of Great Writers (The Millions)

If you suspect that developing an idiosyncratic ritual, such as studying your dog’s fur, will improve your creative output, look here for inspiration. You could finally have an excuse for letting food rot in your desk drawer, like Friedrich Schiller.

The results of a study on my own writing habits have unfortunately revealed only a tendency toward shushing my housemate (well, technically, he’s my husband) and forgetting to shower until 3 p.m. Oh, and tea-fueled rants at my lazy-ass computer. But I have a feeling these are true of every writer…


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