Process and Quirks of a Writer


#1

We all have ways and routines for writing.
I’m curious about yours.

As for me :

  • I can’t write during the day AT ALL. It seems that my creativity wakes up at night (or actuallly very very early in the morning)
  • I enjoy a glass of wine from time to time while writing a scene that I struggled in the past to write.
  • I have a lot of lucid dreams. And this is how most of my books ideas come to me. So I keep a dream journal on my nightstand so when I wake up during the night after one of those dreams, I write it down. (Confession : it sometimes don’t make sense to me in the morning :sweat_smile:)
  • I listen to music while writing. But only ones without lyrics otherwise i tend to write down what I’m listening or can’t think at all. So I usually type “chillpop” or “chill hip hop” on youtube.

In terms of productivity, I really admire writers that have a schedule. I can’t seem to function like that. I write in period of times, if that makes sense.

Anyway. Tell me about your process and quirks ! (I’m super curious hehe :stuck_out_tongue:)


#2

I dont know if my writing process is too unusal expect for its easier to write in the font Lora ((if I dont it feels weird)) and I write way more if I have a ten minute timer going.Otherwise its quite how one would imagine someone writing.Although I also dont have a set time of day I write/schedule


#3

A ten minutes timer ?
I’m curious about how that help ? Doesn’t it pressure you ? Or is the goal to draft a scene fast and then later go over it ? Or do you write only ten minutes at a time ?
Sorry for all the questions, I’m confused ^^


#4

I’m pretty similar actually, except the wine. And I don’t always go without the wine.

I’m actually very particular about my writing environment: I turn the lights completely off, and have the background black, the text lime.


#5

It really depends on the day for me. Sometimes I like loud music, sometimes I need absolute silence. I have a hard time writing during the day as well.


#6

Ha yes, well my only source of light is my computer screen of course and a bedside lamp turned toward the wall. I guess it creates an ambiance ^^


#7

Horror writer by any chance? ^ ^ Sorry just a theory I’ve had.


#8

I feel like writing at night is a recurring theme for writers somehow ^^ like the night is full of secrets and creativity and helps us focus :joy:


#9

No ^^ Epic Fantasy.
Do you write horror ?


#10

I reset it so its not only ten at a time.Its just to get started and focus otherwise I keep doing other things like going on social media and only writing one sentence if that makes sense.I dont know why its spefically ten minutes that my brain likes having a timer for.


#11

Horror ish, more like Cyberpunk/Urban Fantasy/Horror hybrid. I just wondered, as I found certain ambiances help me to write certain genres.


#12

I’ve heard some people say their favorite time to write is once they wake up, but that just seems impossible to me haha.


#13

Specifically what and how I write is depending on how I feel, which while mainly doing prose and comic script, is one part of the poet spirit that hasnt died.

3:30-4:30 thirty being my main hours.


#14

I’m a sucker for Urban Fantasy. Never read cyberpunk or horror. I’m interested ! Did you post anything of this hybrid genre on wattpad ?


#15

NO waaaaay :open_mouth::rofl::rofl:


#16

Mine are all over the place and don’t always work, so I have to do a bunch of things:

  1. To get inspired and to STAY inspired, I listen to Irish music,
  2. I use Comic Sans to start out, but I can’t write the whole chapter in comic sans,
  3. I lucid dream too and most of my books are from dreams,
  4. I write primarily at night,
  5. It’s REALLY hard for me to write when I’m stressed out.

#17

Same, stress kill my imagination like nobody’s business !
Glad to “meet” a fellow lucid dreamer ! hey :hugs:


#18

I JUST now broke my writing hiatus after a month of not writing due to stress because I forced myself to write :crazy_face:

Oh woe is me.

AND YAY, HELLO FELLOW LUCID DREAMER!


#19

What is the genre you’re writing in ?
Also, when you lucid dream, are you the protagonist or somebody on the side ?


#20

I mainly write historical fiction/historical fantasy :blush:

I’m usually watching myself or some random character on the side, but there’s been a few times where I’m the protagonist. Those types of dreams are always the most action-packed!