In the past I've raised here the issue of things one can do to keep writing, to keep having the motivation, etc. The question I posed was what you do to keep yourself in line, and most people gave the answer of "just do it", just sit and force yourself to write. I'm sure it's an honest answer, but it doesn't lead anywhere. It's an obvious answer (sort of like saying "use google" when I ask about search engines and websites for specific subjects). So I figured it would be cute to have a little thread with pointers aside from the obvious. I'm not talking necessarily about what YOU do, but maybe what you know that others do. I'll give you an example: Greg Gutfeld said in an interview that he doesn't have a lot of time to write, and that he's very tired (with "The Five", "Red Eye", etc) and when he gets home he has about 3 hours before he has to go to bed. So he uses that time to write his books. His attitude to life is take something that's a chore, and marry it to something you actually enjoy. So he always writes with a glass of wine next to him. He likes wine, and whenever he writes a line he's happy about, a line he thinks is exceptionally witty, he takes a sip. So gradually writing turns from a chore, into something he actually looks forward to. Do you have similar stories about yourselves? About others?