Every writer seems to have a ritual, even if they don’t have a strict one. Some professionals swear by theirs because they believe by having a ritual and sticking to it they have the ability to get into the writing flow better. (more…)
Writers need their tools and when they find ones that work they stick with them. Even to this day Woody Allen uses his typewriter to type his screenplays, and Hemingway always did his first draft in pencil. Sometimes objects you wouldn’t first imagine to be useful are also necessary for creative work to occur: Maya Angelou liked to have a deck of cards nearby, and Charles Dickens had to have his desk ornaments arranged before he wrote.