Last Updated on February 18, 2023
For as long as I’ve been writing I’ve been fascinated by the habits writers develop, and the funny little superstitions they attribute to their ongoing success. When I started writing my first book I decided that I would smoke a large cigar while writing the first page of every book I ever wrote form that point on, but that was many years ago, and that book ground to a halt as fast as the cigar habit (thankfully) did.
These days I do all my fiction writing in a certain seat in my lounge, with the net curtain propped up so that I can stare down the street and will inspiration to wander up the pavement and strike me between the eyes. I also like to have a small pack of Aloe Vera alcohol hand gel with me; it’s not that writing is a dirty business, it’s more that spending a few seconds staring into the middle distance while applying the gel gives me a few moments to ponder the knots that I tie my writing into.
So there are my two little writing habits, but what are yours? I’d love to know!