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There has been several discussions on the web and at Facebook about writing rituals over the last couple of weeks. Today I read about Carmelo Martina’s writing ritual at Teaching Authors. What a perfect topic for SOLSC.
My writing rituals are still developing. One ritual started last April is to set aside the second and fourth weekends for writing. This aligns with an online critique group established after attending a workshop from the Highlights Foundation. We exchange writing on the second and fourth Monday. Having you bum in the chair is the most challenging part of writing.
Another ritual is prayer asking for guidance and grace. My late friend, Shirley, who was a Feng Shui teacher, always talk about the importance of prayer before placing things in the house or starting a creative endeavor.
I like to review the previous revision section of my writing before going to the next section. Sometimes I will write longhand before typing on the computer.
Loose leaf green tea is part of my weekend rituals. During the week, I usually microwave the water and stick the green tea bag in the thermal container as I leave for school.
And I always have dark chocolate on hand.
What are your rituals.