Friday, March 13, 2009

The Author's Checklist


Upon reading this, a friend was kind enough to forward me a checklist intended to assist aspiring writers. Thank you! I am reproducing it here for S.D.’s benefit:

Author’s Checklist

  1. Pens, pencils (and erasers), highlighters
  2. Paper (assorted blank pads and loose-leaf paper as well as accumulated notebooks of scribbled snippets)
  3. Computer (with word processor) and printer
  4. Reference Materials
  5. Suitable working environment
  6. Designated work time / schedule
  7. Coffee (or tea)
  8. Cat(s)
  9. Music (optional)
  10. Alcoholism / chemical dependency (active or in recovery)
  11. Neuroses (including, at the very least, narcissism and self loathing)
  12. Skittles
Again, thank you, and S.D. I hope that you find this useful!

Your humble and obed’t Serv’t,
B. Freret

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