Aha! I made the “strangest writing ritual”! I knew I was weird! :)

On August 10, 2009 by Aimee

I am on the newsletter list for Writing World. A bit ago, a question was posed about writing rituals and since I actually HAVE one, I couldn’t resist talking about it. 🙂

Anyway … it got noticed. 🙂 🙂 😆

From the August 6, 2009 9:15 newsletter (which I suggest you subscribe to).
“THE INQUIRING WRITER, Writing Rituals, by Dawn Copeman
Last month I said that no-one had replied to my Inquiring Writer
question, which immediately brought in a flood of replies from you
saying how much you enjoy the column and the newsletter. So thank

Also, last month I wanted to know if you had any writing rituals.

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The strangest writing ritual I came across came from Aimee. It
sounds very good actually. Aimee wrote: “I am a venerable
multi-tasker. It’s more than that actually – in every activity I
undertake I find some way to complete it and another at the same
time. I read and walk (treadmill or outside) for example.

“When it comes to putting fingers to keyboard, I have found I am
most efficient when sitting on the floor in front of my son who,
when paid well, will methodically rub my shoulders! My mind relaxes
into the task at hand allowing my fingers to create! He’s generally
multi-tasking too — watching some TV. program that he might
otherwise have had to pass on. As for payment … it’s often in
less chores, TV, dessert or in some cases, $1 per ten minutes of
‘work’. At 12, it’s the best job he could get and I reap the


See? I love it!

Now there are certainly more stories and I recommend you go read them! You probably have rituals of your own. Feel free to share. Any as weird as mine? 🙂 😉