A study of writers’ studies. Where and how they work. The patients/patience ratio. All in all, what does a day of writing look like?
Gilmarie Brioso describes the importance of windows and movement and her setup in her Bronx apartment noting, “I do my writing at home, but when I get stuck, movement is critical. It doesn’t surprise me anymore that my best work and ideas come to me on the 4-train.”
Writer and founder of the typewriter project The Roving Typist, C.D. Hermelin, discusses the importance of having drinks and candy and a stack of key books on hand at all times. From Book One of My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgaard to the second book in Lev Grossman’s Magicians trilogy and C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Hermelin writes,”You never know what might spark you.”
Artrit Bytyçi walks us through his multi-medium approach to getting words down in his office in Queens, New York. “Once I get in the right mood and my mind is primed with memories and feelings, I revert to a more time-honored technology – the pen. I am a big fan of fountain pens and love using blue ink to get my ideas on the page. It feels more like painting than writing. I have been doing the same ever since I wrote by candlelight, and I still do it now illuminated by a cheap lamp.”