I think that looking at the writing process of other writers can be a great way to help you figure out your own. I may have a certain way of going about writing, but I might have no idea that there are other strategies that could prove to be more effective for me. I found this article that talks about the routines of 12 famous writers, and I thought it was really interesting. There are some ideas that may work well for me, and some that may not. The important thing is, these ideas came from writers that made it in the world, so I think they are at least worth looking into. This article describes their writing processes much more in-depth, but I decided to include quotes from each author just for brevity.
E.B. White, author of Charlotte’s Web: “A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.”
Haruki Murakami: “The repetition itself becomes the important thing.”
Ernest Hemingway: “I write every morning.”
Henry Miller: “When you can’t create you can work.
Kurt Vonnegut: “I do pushups and situps all the time.”
Barbara Kingsolver, Pulitzer Prize nominee: “I have to write hundreds of pages before I get to page one.”
Karen Russell, Pulitzer prize finalist: “Enjoy writing badly.”
Khaled Housseni: “You have to write whether you feel like it or not.”
Like I said, this is just a very brief snippet of some famous writers talking about their writing processes. What are some benefits to studying how other writers go about doing their work? Are there any drawbacks to examining these processes too closely?