Do you believe in ‘old writers’ tales’?

Waiting for writing inspiration to strike you make even the least superstitious wordsmiths reach for their lucky coin. Do you have any odd habits in your writing routine?

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If you spend your life writing, you know that much of your time is spent staring at the page or screen trying to think of what to write next.

Maybe you know what to write next, you just can’t land on the right words. Maybe you found the right words, but self-doubt has crept in and you want to start over.

This may be why writers have so many quirks, odd habits and superstitions. Dr. Seuss wore a hat when he felt stuck. Isabel Allende begins writing all her books on January 8. Charles Dickens always slept facing north, as he believed it made him more creative.

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