There are as many ways to write as there are writers.

I write because it’s there, and I write when it’s there.
I generally require some sort of inspiration but then I’m off.
Planning is the death of my muse, so I just sit down and start going and even I don’t know what’s going to happen until it happens.

This is a fun way to write. It’s play not work. But it’s terrible for regularity and productivity. On the one hand, I can get caught up in a scene or even entire story, and I do little but write for days on end. And then I get it out of my system, have no particularly enticing idea waiting in the wings, and won’t write for days or even weeks!

It’s not the proper way to write, or so I’m told. But it’s how I write.

Are you a writer? How do you approach it? How do you work through the drawbacks of your method?

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