Coffee. Classical Music. Construction-Grade Earmuffs. Here’s How Some of the World’s Great Writers Begin Their Workdays.
For anyone who writes, it is the absolute toughest and most nausea-inducing moment of the day: the minute you reach your desk to compose your first words. The screen is blank. The cursor blinks and mocks you. Imposter syndrome creeps in. What if it’s just plain bad? What if I can’t produce anything? The physical feeling is as real as the thoughts in your head: You feel the pit of your stomach drop.