Writing Routines

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  1. Ciber

    Ciber Liberating Porn

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    I work second shift so I have all morning and afternoon to write as much as I want. I've only been writing about six years so I still consider myself a rookie, but a firm writing routine enables me to get tons of shit down. It's like this:

    11:00 am--Coffee and smokes

    11:15 am--turn computer on, bust out my pushups for the day

    11:30 am--stare at a half-completed second draft, wondering what the fuck I'm doing w/ my life

    11:32 am--start getting shit down

    1:00-2:00 pm--finish writing for the day, ready for work

    3:00 pm--go to work, cry, curse world

    12:30 am--return home, still cursing world, turn on computer to write again

    12:33 am--say "fuck it," and bust out some porn


    Yo, pretty much every day is like this, except for the weekends. I'm not much of a poet, so I don't know if such a strict routine would apply to the rest of you, since I think it's more fitting for a prose writer.

    Anybody else got a mind-numbing routine?
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  2. Mind~$oul

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    You sound like me at 11:30 and 3:00 lol


    But the job i'm working now I've been working for 2 years and every since i've been working there I haven't writing as much. I work in the evenings and don't get off until morning. So I mostly sleep doing the during if i'm not in school.


    But I never had a routine. I just usually write off pure inspiration from something I've seen, heard, or felt. I'm not good enough to just sit and write. I'll be sitting there all day trying to come up with something lol
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  3. Ciber

    Ciber Liberating Porn

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    ^^^but hey, just sitting down to write is how ya get better. If you love it, just do it, ya know? What do you write? I tried poetry a little bit, and every now and then I'll get into something, but I mostly just read it. Right now I'm shopping my novel around but I spoke to an editor at Kensington Press and dude thinks I should cut a few chapters off; I'm fuckin dreading another draft lol
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  4. Mind~$oul

    Mind~$oul I'm Pretty

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    Oh I write poetry, atleast in my opinion it's poetry lol. But I feel what you're saying about writing to get better. But my whole purpose in writing is just to keep me from going insane, because I'm already on that edge. So for me it's not just doing it just to get better but just to keep me in my place. But I do believe everybody should study their craft. But it just takes a lot to get me in that mood to pick up a pen nowadays
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  5. Ciber

    Ciber Liberating Porn

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    ^^^Yo I hear you. Writing just to blow off steam keeps my in check. I honestly wouldn't know what to do if I didn't write. And I mean that literally b/c even if I only write for an hour, that's still a friggin foundation of my day; I can barely make it through a shift at work without getting at least 1000 words down.
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  6. INKrypt

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    ^^ writing.. for an hour? amazing.. i don't have the stamina to do that, i write 30 minutes at the most.. then i have to go do something else to take my mind off it and come back to it
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