By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills
Creative people are . . . quirky. We can also be labeled as eccentric, bizarre, and probably-should- be-on-meds. But I don’t want to go there. 🙂 We are simply creative. Let’s explore some of my friends’ unusual writing habits as well as my own.
She gave me 3, but I’m tossing in a 4th.
I eat M&Ms while writing. When I reach the end of a paragraph, I treat myself.
I clean house when I’m working on a plot line.
I write action scenes standing up because I have to pace.
My birthday is the same as DiAnn’s – now that’s bizarre.
I have a hard time writing when I’m not surrounded by peace and quiet.
I binge-watch Netflix in the background.
I color or surf through Pinterest and Facebook to get me in the mood.
I choose the music playlist to write to by the type of writing I’m doing – epic music scores for fiction, classical for blogging, inspirational for writing nonfiction Christian Living.
I also write sitting down for nonfiction and standing up for fiction!
I walk around, speak dialogue out loud, and act out scenes for fiction.
I write on the treadmill. I prop my laptop on the metal book holder and away I go.
I cook or bake when I’m plotting.
I write with 5 kids and attempt to block out noise with headphones and music. Do I need to say more?
I use a “tread-desk,” which my husband constructed for me. We also mounted a large screen TV on the wall behind the treadmill so I can hook my laptop up to it. This makes it easier to read whatever document I’m writing or editing, even the emails in my inbox.
Friends, if you’ve been wondering if you’re a writer, these responses might have given you the answer.
What is your quirky habit?
DiAnn’s Library Corner
Librarian – “Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.” Laura Bush