What are your preparations before reading or writing, /lit/?
>Meditation or Reflection
My ability to focus recently has been weak. The gf convinced me to try Ritalin, but I'm afraid of the long term effects.
Are there experienced writers or dedicated book worms willing to help a stranger?
>put in earplugs if i have them on me
>assemble writing table with pens/pencils/paper lined and unlined/computer/computer charger
>put on some jazz
>collect inspirational reading material, various collections of poetry, my favorite novels, the holy bible, the day's newspaper, my literary notebooks
>meditate for 15 minutes
>masturbate to white noise
>eat a hearty meal
>have an alcoholic drink and smoke a joint
>brush my teeth
>smoke a cigarette outside
>meditate for 30 minutes
>write for 15 minutes
No music or conversation in the background. No white objects in my peripheral vision near the book.
I play abrasive music if possible and write with a pen on lined paper. Walking before a writing session always increases my creativity.
I like to say some prayers before studying/reading. I suppose it's silly to most of you, but it gives me a sense of purpose and duty if I am doing it for God's glory and the benefit of myself, my family and my nation. I suppose that falls under mental exercises/meditation/reflection.
A well lit room, or preferably a room with ample daylight and no distractions, music, or anything like that.