One thing we’ve noticed about a vast majority of our members here at theOffice is that no matter what they’re writing – a novel, a screenplay, a poem – they always have a book sitting on their desks while they work. The moment they stop typing, when they seem to hit a wall, they pick up that book and start reading. A few minutes later and they’re right back to pounding away at that keyboard. The cycle continues for hours until they pack up, satisfied with their accomplishments for the day.
This is just one of the many habits we’ve seen in professional writers: they’re never more than a few feet away from the works that inspire them to keep working. So, if you’re pursuing a career in writing, we’d say it’s a safe bet that picking up the habit will help you immensely.
The UK and Ireland celebrated World Book Day today, but we don’t see a reason why we can’t celebrate too. Books are the writer’s lifeblood, our guides, and the source of our inspiration. Our members know it and so do we; don’t be surprised if you find one of us with a book handy at the front desk!
So what books do you keep close while you’re working?
Happy writing and happy reading!