The Daily Routines of Famous Writers

The Daily Routines of Famous Writers | Brain Pickings.

Great stuff on dedication to mastering a craft.

E.B. White:

A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.

Ray Bradbury:

Some new thing is always exploding in me, and it schedules me, I don’t schedule it. It says: Get to the typewriter right now and finish this.

Ben Franklin’s daily routine:

This one from William Gibson is interesting for the relationship to the subconscious mind in thinking and creativity:

Naps are essential to my process. Not dreams, but that state adjacent to sleep, the mind on waking.

Kurt Vonnegut:

In an unmoored life like mine, sleep and hunger and work arrange themselves to suit themselves, without consulting me.

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