Thursday Thirteen #154
And we’re back after a few weeks off for another Thursday filled with thirteen great things for all Copious Notes readers to see! For this week, I want to let you know about my writing environment. I like to have certain situations and things going on when I write. I think it helps stimulate the creative.
What do *you* need when you write? I’d love for you to let me know in the comments.
|Thirteen things I like to have while I write by Aaron Crocco.
1. A filled cup of Senseo Coffee.
2. Music playing (preferably Pandora).
3. A clean desktop where all programs are closed including my GMail notifier.
4. A full belly always helps, so I try to eat beforehand or have a snack on my desk.
5. All my email has to already have been read.
6. Any websites I want to read have to have been visited.
7. I like to know how long my writing time will be.
8. I like to re-read the previous 1-2 pages so I know exactly where I am.
9. Since I’m on a mac, I like to have my Dictionary widget open and ready in Dashboard
10. I like to set a low goal of how much I want to write (2 pages, 1,000 words, etc) where even if I want to stop writing, I still can accomplish something.
11. I like to make sure all bathroom breaks are taken care of before I sit down. I’m sure you will all agree that they are quite destracting.
12. I like to write during the day.
13. The temperature needs to be at a comfortable level. I hate writing in a sweatshirt or in next-to-nothing.
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