TCWT APRIL — My Lovely Lady Quirks
April 5, 2012 § 42 Comments
Hello all, it’s the time again! The time! For the Teens Can Write Too Blog Chain! Yay.
April’s prompt is: “What are your writers’ habits and eccentricities?”
I, Sarah The Fish, an known for typing too loudly. That’s correct. I am typing at a volume that one might think is a car engine starting or a hammer working on the house next door. One unfortunate teacher thought it was gun fire and had us all hide under our desks when I started to type one day, sure that our prinicpal had finally snapped. Well. No, that never happened. Just kidding. But seriously, I type with great exuberance.
I think this has to do with the noise levels that I require to get my thoughts in order. I do not like quite. Sometimes I’ll hum when I write, or like this clack on the key loudly. Mostly I listen to music in head pones, so I don’t have to annoy other people, although currently my hair is wet (from the shower, not the rain this time) so I veto-ed that option, as too keep my ear buds in good, non-wet shape. I find that noise out side of my head, makes the inside more isolated and it works better. Disconnect, don’t you know, is your friend.
But music is important in several ways when I write. Music is art, and an art that is portable, untouchable, and potent. It is made from other art, and created to help others make their own art. I fimnnd it quite silly to waste.
I write poems from feelings I get from music. (Like this one about Bon Iver.)
Or create playlists for my characters. (Like this one for my character Friday.)
Like I said, music is not for wasting.
Other things I do that might be considered eccentric? I often sit cross legged on my chairs when I’m in class, but when I write, I generally sit straight up. Well. Mostly straight up. I am not known for my posture it has been stated. I think being relaxed doesn’t do me well when typing out a story, but if I’m going long hand I’ll be chill.
Sometimes I dress up like a character I’m writing. I’ll make them an outfit on Polyvore.com, or I’ll just head to my closet and get dressed up. I can channel a characters moods by their what their wearing, weather it sparks confidence or is an outfit that lets them blend in.
For example, this could be something I would wear for a character:
It’s not something I would usually wearing, and it’s not an outfit that I think I would pick out just for an everyday look. But there’s some story in that outfit, about a girl that loves pink and it sure of herself and is totally comfortable in her body. (Disclaimer: an act for the pictures guys, I’m not really like that.)
If I sit down while wearing that and feeling that, it’s way more easy to write through that person.
Okay, I think I’ve blathered on enough today. LOVE YOU ALL!
Want to follow our blog tour? Here are the participating parties, day by day
April 5– https://correctingpenswelcome.wordpress.com–Comfy Sweaters, Writing, and Fish
April 6– http://towerofplot.blogspot.com — The Leaning Tower of Plot
April 7–http://lilyjenness.blogspot.com–Lily’s Notes in the Margins
April 8–http://weirdalocity.wordpress.com– From My Head
April 9–http://insideliamsbrain.wordpress.com–This Page Intentionally Left Blank
April 10–http://thewordasylum.wordpress.com–The Word Asylum
April 11–http://rachelsbookreviews.com–Rachel’s Book Reviews
April 12–http://noveljourneys.wordpress.com–Novel Journeys
April 13–http://delorfinde.wordpress.com–A Farewell to Sanity
April 14–http://swordofink.com–Sword of Ink
April 15–http://thedreamersadventures.blogspot.com–The Dreamers Adventures
April 16–http://incessantdroningofaboredwriter.wordpress.com–The Incessant Droning of a Bored Writer
April 17–http://herestous.wordpress.com–Here’s To Us
April 18–http://teenscanwritetoo.wordpress.com–Teens Can Write Too! (We will be announcing the topic for next month’s chain)