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2.1 Writers’ rituals

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What rituals and methods do other writers use? Some of these might be of benefit to you.

Listen to these novelists talk about the methods and practices they find useful, including the writer’s notebook, and morning pages. The writers are Michèle Roberts, Monique Roffey and Alex Garland.

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As you listen, think about the following questions, and note your answers down.

  1. What approaches are most suited to you?
  2. Which approaches are least suited?