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Nicole Murphy & Elizabeth Dunk

In October 2011, I started a series of interviews with writer friends about their habits and processes. It’s something that’s always interested me - the nuts and bolts of how writers think and act about their writing.

It’s something that seems to constantly crop up in conversations with newbies, and particularly from a judgemental point of view - I should be writing every day, I’m failing if I don’t. I don’t have any ideas at the moment, I must be a failure as a writer. Or it’s an excuse - I don’t have time to write. I’m too busy with kids/family/friends/work.

I happen to think that the more access you have to a variety of stories, the easier it is to see that there’s no right or wrong here. Well, there is - but it’s different for every single person.

Hence these posts. On Mondays, my writer friend talks about their habits - how they organise their life, look after themselves and their families, set themselves up to be a writer. On Wednesday, it’s about what they do when they’re actually sitting at the computer - how do they attack the ideas?

Here’s the links to the posts so far.

Week One: Gillian Polack. Habits and Processes.

Week Two: Alan Baxter. Habits and Processes.

Week Three: Edwina Harvey. Habits and Processes.

Week Four: Angela Slatter. Habits and Processes.

Week Five: Andrew McKiernan. Habits and Processes.

Week Six: Anna Jacobs. Habits and Processes.

Week Seven: Erica Hayes. Habits and Processes.

Week Eight: Christina Phillips. Habits and Processes.

Break for Christmas/New Year

Week Nine: Ian McHugh. Habits and Processes.

Week Ten: Helen Lowe. Habits and Processes.

Week Eleven: Kate Forsyth. Habits and Processes.

Week Twelve: Joanne Anderton. Habits and Processes.

Week Thirteen: Jason Nahrung. Habits and Processes.

Week Fourteen: Ian Nichols. Habits and Processes.

Week Fifteen: Justina Robson. Habits and Processes.

Week Sixteen: Sean Williams. Habits and Processes.

Week Seventeen: Maggie Nash. Habits and Processes.

Week Eighteen: Mary Victoria. Habits and Processes.

Week Nineteen: Lucy Sussex. Habits and Processes.

Week Twenty: Lisa L Hannett. Habits and Processes.

Week Twenty One: Kevin J Anderson. Habits and Processes.

Week Twenty Two: Tansy Rayner Roberts. Habits and Processes.

Week Twenty Three: Kim Falconer. Habits and Processes.

Break for a breather

Week Twenty Four: Shona Husk. Habits and Processes.

Week Twenty Five: Patty Jansen. Habits and Processes.

Week Twenty Six: Margo Lanagan. Habits and Processes.

Week Twenty Seven: Deborah Biancotti. Habits and Processes.

Week Twenty Eight: Richard Harland. Habits and Processes.

Week Twenty Nine: Kaaron Warren. Habits and Processes.

Week Thirty: Karen Miller. Habits and Processes.

Week Thirty-one: Trudi Canavan. Habits and Processes.

Week Thirty-two: Nicole Murphy. Habits and Processes.

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