Friday, January 8, 2010

Daily Routines

When it comes to writing, it's all about how you do it. Some people prefer to get up at dawn to write when their minds are still fresh. Some prefer the depths of midnight. Some people write four pages every single day. Some people wait for inspiration to strike, and write in a short burst of activity. The blog Daily Routines catalogs some of the different routines of famous writers and artists.

I like the writing routine of Emily Post (why can't I have household help in my apartment?).
Post worked on “Etiquette” for nearly two years. Claridge describes her daily routine as follows: she woke at 6:30 A.M., ate breakfast in bed, and began to write. Midmorning, she took a break to give instructions to the household help; then, still in bed, she continued to write until noon.

What's your daily routine like?

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