The Importance of Ritual

My writing ritual adapts as I move through the stages.  While I'm in my handwriting stage, I need my fountain pen and one notebook per story.  iPod is essential.

In my typing up stage, I still use music but I also start having DVDs or TV programmes on in the background as noise. 

I like peace and quiet during my pen-to-paper editing when I really need to concentrate.  Red pens for edits, black pens for notes and a highlighter to make chapters.

Tea is essential.  English breakfast is my favourite blend.

And yes, I admit it, I have a Starbucks Habit.  If it's unprofessional of me to write in a coffee shop, well, I'm not published yet ;)

In store or on the go! Hot chocolate please!

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