What’s your writing routine?


Do you have a routine for writing? A way of doing it which has become habit and which you know will get the best out of you? I was thinking about this having read a recent article on the subject.

Many famous writers seem to have these habits. I think the reason is that, to write a novel you need to get your backside on the chair and your fingers on the keyboard – regularly and for long periods of time, just to get the work done. I know only too well that novels don’t write themselves.

Murakami_Haruki_(2009)Here’s what the brilliant Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami had to say on the subject in an interview:

“When I’m in writing mode for a novel, I get up at four a.m. and work for five to six hours. In the afternoon, I run for ten kilometers or swim for fifteen hundred meters (or do…

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Words that Completely Changed My Future

Once Upon a Poet


Words words words.  The entire concept of words carries more significance to me than anything. Poetry, fairy tales, novels, blogs, and quotes have given me my most profound ideas of enlightenment and irreplaceable moments of freedom and relief. Without these words I love, my future self would have inevitably formed out of the person I used to be.  While being angry, ambitionless, and lost was no hayride, far worse was the fact that I actually thought that was just how life was, for everyone.  There are many things that helped contribute to my much improved attitude and spirituality, but these quotes in particular each started a mini revolution within me.

Deep breath…and Namaste 🙂

“Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.”  – Eckhard Tolle

“It’s not our job to toughen our children…

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