Friday, July 23, 2010
How We Write
Rather than scratch my brain out with anything too involved, I thought I’d sit back a little and try to get to know you all a little better.
And so I ask: How do you physically write?
Do you sit at your computer with a cup of coffee or a pot of tea? I drink herbal tea in the winter and water in the summer.
Do you prefer the keyboard or the pen? I enjoy both, but I tend to head to the pen when the internet starts to distract me too much.
Do you go through copious amounts of chocolate and call it inspiration? I’m a terrible chocoholic. The darker the better.
Do you surround yourself with images that aid your scenes? I sometimes pull up images of medieval villages or dark forests if they are the atmosphere I’m trying to create for my story.
Do you surround yourself with inspirational quotes from other writers? I have bible verses attached to my monitor. I also have a quote from James Scott Bell’s, Art of War for Writers, “Every moment spent whining about writing is a moment of creative energy lost.”
Are you a messy worker with papers and notes strewn everywhere? Or are you ordered with everything in its place? I’m a messy one (see pic). I have notes all over the house.
Do you need a view to write? Or do you hide yourself in a corner? I find that views distract me. To be honest, everything distracts me.
These are just a few questions to get an idea of what suits you as a writer. I’d love to hear what writing is like for you.