In our Roundups segment, we’re looking back at all the great posts since the blog started in 2009. We explore posts from our archives as well as other top literary magazines and websites, centered on a certain theme to help you jump-start your week.
With summer ending and school starting, it’s the perfect time to reboot our writing routines. Here are some posts about establishing and sticking to writing routines (and about when we falter).
- Kick-start a writing routine with Jordan Kushins’ series of writing prompts “For Those About to Write (We Salute You).”
- “How you write affects what you write,” Greg Schutz reminds us.
- Fan Wu describes the challenges of sticking to a writing routine as a parent in “New Year’s Resolution.”
From around the Web
- The Atlantic chronicles the habits of writers like Joan Didion and Jack Kerouac in “Also the Drink Helps”: Famous Writers’ Daily Writing Routines.”
- In a similar vein, Tin House gives us “Super Sad True Habits of Highly Effective Writers” Part 1 and Part 2.
- In this interview with The Daily Beast, Charles Baxter gives us a behind-the-scenes look into his writing process.
- The Paris Review’s “The Art of Fiction” interview series is a great resource for learning about the habits of great writers. Toni Morrison, in particular, explains her writing process.
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