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If I really need to get work done, I write at night. Sometimes I listen to the radio, like a hot 100 station or college radio, it kind of connects me to all the other people who are awake and also I don't have to decide what to play. Dry-roasted salted peanuts are a must and seltzer or decaf coffee. Herbal tea for when I finally need to wind down and get to bed.

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My English professor wore a “writing tiara” and I can’t imagine anything more glamorous than wearing pajamas and a tiara. I love the manicure and ring idea! I may give that a try.

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Feb 19Liked by Edan Lepucki

Secret recipe for a writing project: the ritualistic lighting of a candle (which only works if it’s balsam-scented) before I start every morning; a mug of coffee (black, dark roast); a different color ballpoint (yup, it’s a Bic) each day and 3 longhand pages in my moleskine journal, which apparently also only works if it’s the weird muddled shade of green I keep ordering.

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I am also on the painted nails tip! It's like it unlocks a foundation of mental stability. I can do this, I am a beautifully groomed person.

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Jan 30Liked by Edan Lepucki

Painted nails and a ring... I thought it was just me! 😆 I need a good scent at all times (candle or essential oils) and have 3 full journals for the one manuscript-- all rants and races and ideas sparks. Oh, and cozy socks, can't work with cold feet.

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"pleasure is a portal to productivity" -- yes yes yes! (I've also hypnotized myself into believing that a combination of cheez-its (sharp cheddar with ridges, the best ones), peanut butter m & ms, and sesame snack mix is essential for writing retreats. snacks & cozy socks are very important to my creative process!

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