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My Writing Essentials

      I've heard that T.S. Eliot was a night writer, that C.S. Lewis was a daytime writer, that Victor Hugo drank coffee, that Jane Austin drank tea, and that Ernest Hemingway wrote standing up. As a writer, I have my own habits and quirks. Certain environments help me best, and I've learned to pay attention to what those are. These authors didn't write when and where they did unless it helped them write better. Learn what helps you.
Places I Write

Sometimes at my desk in my room
The kitchen table
A large leather chair in our family room
The floor
Barnes and Noble
Teahouse Coffee Shop

Songs I Listen To

Roundtable Revival--Lindsey Sterling
Captain America The Winter Soldier Soundtrack
Divergent Soundtrack
Piano Guys
Owl City
Anthem Lights

My Necessities

Sticky Notes (of various sizes)
My favorite pen
A binder (each project has a different one)
Coffee or tea

Food I Eat/Drink

Earl Grey Tea
Dunkin Donuts' Coffee

How about you? Where do you write best? What do you eat when you write?

Happy writing!

~ Alyson


  1. Yay for my desk with my laptop! And I agree with you on the music thing, especially The Piano Guys, they're great! Personally, I try not to eat too much when I'm writing. It would just distract me from my work, I'm afraid...

    1. Yes, Arende, choosing food that doesn't make a mess on my tablet is hard sometimes.

  2. Great post! I love listening to Owl City and The Piano Guys! I also listen to epic music, like Audio Machine. And I love a good cup of coffee or tea, and sometimes fresh fruit while I write.


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