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When I write, I like to be able to concentrate. Sometimes I will write in our living room, but my favorite writing-spot is the comfy little chair in my bedroom.
A lot of times I will turn some music on for background noise, or music to set a mood for whatever I'm writing.
I don't like writing on desktop computers. Laptops are much better.
When I'm brainstorming, I prefer a notebook and a pen. Like I once told my critique group (this is now a running joke between us...), "My brain works better on paper."
For some reason the feel of the pen in my hand and physically creating each letter helps my brainstorming juices flow, as well as the fact that I can't hit the Backspace key and forget whatever I wrote and disliked.
I like having something to drink when I'm writing. Coffee or tea is the best.
I love writing scenes that are highly emotional or that create an adreneline high, even though they can be incredibly difficult to actually write.
Scenes that can involve a lot of logistics and technological aspects, like Krav Maga fights or car chases, can be hard for me to portray clearly, and I often ask one of my many writer-friends who is knowledgeable in the area I'm struggling with to read the scene and let me know if I did my research well enough.
Depending on the topic, research can be one of my favorite things. Even though it has grossed me out before.
I wouldn't reccomend looking up Necrotizing Fasciitis images, however, and researching Medieval torture methods isn't for the faint of heart. Seriously, no, you really don't want to Google the first one. I was warned against it and that's why I did it, and I paid for it.
Word-wars are wonderful for my motivation. Whenever I hit a slump and the words just aren't flowing, setting up a word-war with one of my friends really helps to get me moving again.
And there you have it...my writerly habits that aren't all that eccentric.
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