James Clear: The Myth of Creative Inspiration

From James Clear’s blog, by way of Karavansara:

  • Maya Angelou rents a local hotel room and goes there to write. She arrives at 6:30 AM, writes until 2 PM, and then goes home to do some editing. She never sleeps at the hotel.
  • Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon writes five nights per week from 10 PM to 3 AM.
  • Haruki Murakami wakes up at 4 AM, writes for five hours, and then goes for a run.

More after the jump. I often follow the same advice he gives (and have told many others to do the same) but he puts it in an excellent fashion.

The Myth of Creative Inspiration

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