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“A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.”

Easy enough for E. B. White to say, but how do you schedule out time in a day? Brain Pickings has compiled the “Daily Routines of Famous Writers,” including Joan Didion, Ray Bradbury, and Benjamin Franklin. The overall theme appears simply to be to write — early and often.


Caroline Kangas calls both Seattle and San Francisco home (though she currently resides in the latter). She recently received a mouthful of a liberal arts degree from the University of San Francisco and can be found selling pirate supplies at 826 Valencia or wandering the streets with her diva of a french bulldog, Elle. More from this author →