Debra Purdy Kong writes “As technology has changed, I’ve found that taking part in social media a few minutes before writing, is now part of my ritual. And, of course, there’s that necessary cup of coffee!”
Like Debra, I’ve used many writing techniques that others have found helpful, like taking breaks and writing at a consistent time. I find that a cup of coffee in the morning, while perusing my social media contacts, gets me ready to write, as well. Starting to write before breakfast and continuing after is part of my routine, too. (It helps that my dear husband likes to make breakfast!) I find the morning the best time to do original writing, while the afternoon is a good time to read over my work and edit it.
You can read Debra’s complete blog entry at