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tracy-ewens's picture
Feb.04.2014
It occurs to me that I have never done anything for my entire life. I mean other than the basics, sleep, brush teeth, but I don't even do those the same way every time.  I don't have a habit, something I've done my whole life, or even my adult life.  I think I'm a bit intimidated by the...
phil-naessens's picture
Nov.21.2012
It's a weird Wednesday in beautiful Corfu Greece. It seems like it wants to rain but then the sun pops its shiny head out to give us hope that today will be an amazing day! Then it starts raining again.   1). My routine is off a bit this week. That's what happens when folks who were born on...
dale-estey's picture
May.10.2012
I like this video interview with John Irving. We obviously share two things in common. We both write longhand and we both write on both sides of the page (I have done so for decades). We have different living quarters, but I'm trying to change that (for me - not him).   John Irving...
rhoda-p-curtis's picture
Nov.28.2011
There are two support patterns that help to structure our lives--routine and ritual, and they are not the same. Routine means habits that give form to our daily lives--brushing our teeth, changing our underwear, eating at specific times, making appointments. Routine requires discipline, and...
diane-sherlock's picture
Sep.29.2011
  Don’t writers hate routine? Not if they want to get serious writing done. After time away, removed from the U.S., the internet, social media and my daily routine, I’m back into it. There’s a lot to be said for getting completely away. But getting back, getting over jetlag and catching up on...
mylene-dressler's picture
Mar.21.2010
Today I stopped to ponder what my life would be without writing. It would be very pleasant indeed. For instance, I would not spend so much time alone in a small room. My shoulders would be less hunched. My abdominals would be stronger. I would do yoga. Or learn to walk a tightrope. I might make a...
tania-hershman's picture
Jan.26.2010
This is the blog post where I take back everything I said a few weeks ago! No, actually, that's a complete lie, I don't take any of it back. I have been trying out the routine I described here on Jan 1st for the past few weeks, but the writing at night element of it just isn't working. I loved...
tania-hershman's picture
Aug.07.2009
Until the editor of the excellent Branta: the might of write asked if I'd like to contribute a post about my daily writing routine, I didn't think I had one. Then I pondered for a few weeks, observed myself, and discovered that I do! It's all here, and I am a little embarassed by it... I feel I...