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    Is pacing weird?

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    Hey, do any of you have any weird habits or things you do that help you write? Before I write anything I put on some music and pace around the living room. My Dad thinks I'm insane. Anybody have any similar tendancies or is my Dad just correct?
     
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    I do that too and my dad thinks I'm crazy!
     
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    I pace at times. Usually, after a few laps around the first floor, I head out the door and around the neighborhood, unless the weather is particularly crappy.

    Do people consider me crazy for pacing, or for talking to myself as I do so? Nah. They have much better reasons than that!

    If you're going for crazy, go large.
     
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    I sometimes pace. Most times I lean back in my chair.
     
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    I don't pace but I do walk and talk out my story aloud. There's something about hearing the lines spoken that helps me judge if the answer is what one would hear.
     
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    I pace often, whenever I am thinking.
    Not for story writing though.
    I do all that as I lie down to sleep.

    Maybe I should try that.
    I think it'd be helpful.
    The voice I use in my storytelling head is Roy Dotrice :3
     
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    In 2001, I built a lot of motion-control equipment for Tokyo DisneySea. I had to do a lot of software for our systems. My partner and I were working under another contractor, and they had a representative on site supervising us. She would sit at a table behind me as I was doing embedded-system code. Sometimes, when I needed to think a bit, I'd stand up and wander around the catwalks of the theater we were in. At first, she thought I was goofing off, and she was in the midst of writing a report to her superiors about how I was impeding the project with my laziness. Then, somehow, she figured out what I was doing. A colleague of hers showed up one time and wanted to know what's going on, and I could hear her say, "He's not just goofing off! He's thinking!"

    She made my day! :)
     
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    Then both of us are insane. Because that is my writing process! I also end up acting my dialogue and pretend I am telling the story to the audience. It allows to collect thoughts
     
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    @KaTrian and I don't have enough space in our home to pace, but we do three things a lot: we go for a walk or to the gym to discuss our story, or we actually play out some scenes like actors. The last one is particularly helpful when coreographing a fight scene. I think it's all perfectly normal and we'd probably pace if we had enough room for that.
     
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    Do you know what you should do, buy yourself a pipe and wear a bathrobe while pacing. It will be so much better :)

    Think Dexter's laboratory as he tries to solve a problem
     
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    I tend to shake my legs, flip a pen hard against the table or rock back and forth in my chair.....sounds like I need help xD
     
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    I don't pace, probably because I tend to be lazy. :p But I tend to shake my leg a lot, which I guess is just a lesser form of pacing.
     
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    Twinsies!
     
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    I live in America, so yes, the people around me think walking is weird :p
     

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