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If It Works for Stephen King, Shouldn’t It Work for Me?


Writers often look to famous authors for role models. We assume that whatever routine works (or worked) for a famous writer should work for every writer. If Stephen King writes 2,000 words a day, 365 days a year, every writer should write 2,000 words a day, 365 days a year. The problem is that what […]

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Why Weird Writing Rituals Work


Who’s the weirdest of them all? Which famous writer(s) wrote in the nude, picked fleas from her cats before writing, or needed to smell rotten apples before he could write? Find out who had these and other strange ways to get started writing — and why these methods make brain sense — in Why Weird […]

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If It Works for a Famous Writer, Shouldn’t It Work for Me?


We need to understand how the creative process really works. And since few of us get a decent education in that, we often look to famous authors to be our role models. We assume that whatever works for a famous writer should work for every writer. If Stephen King writes 2,500 words a day, 365 […]

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