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    When you are writing, what are some things (or items) that you feel you have to have in order to write?

    For me, my tradition is to have some kind of music on while I'm working--this way I can imagine what could be happening as the song plays (if it is an instrumental); or imagine which character(s) could be singing the song (if it has vocals)
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    i play music also, real battle heavy music when writing my Pokemon Fanfics. only becuase it helps me imagine better battles then "Tackle... Tackle... Tackle..." ya i know anyway i also have to be alone so if you asked me to write a poem infront of you i would break down xD but ya Music and being alone.

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    I write better wearing Gothic Lolita clothes, for some reason.

    Also I like playing music.
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    I like to play music, but I also like to daydream while I'm writing the story to help me better nail the image into my head. Also, I like to do research while I'm writing to make sure everything is down pat (like for the Japanese schools or how the character would act).

    Other than that, there's nothing more that I do.

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    Daydreaming works best. And sometimes, when I go over the days past, I get occasions and happenings that I can pinch and tailor into the story.

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    OK...basically what the above have said; being alone, daydreaming, music... Also, if there's too much light, I can't work properly for some reason. As an extension of being alone-I'm incredibly protective of my work. If someone comes in, I'll turn off my monitor rather than let them read over my shoulder.
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    I tend to plot things out when away from the computer, then pound out a ton of words at once.

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    Plot happens in my head, way ahead of time. Then I try to find some music to fit what I'm writing, which at the moment (I'm writing now) happens to be My Chemical Romance, because of who I'm writing for. Then I sit down, concentrate (most of the time...) and write.

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    I need it to be silent. Usually I love having music but for writing silence I find is key.
    Also, I need to be alone.
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    I agree with the silence. I always THINK I can work with the TV on and things like that... but it never works out.

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    I need some music, and I need to have my lucky necklace on.

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    ^I also need music and i also need my special pen and my baret

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    Generally, I listen to music while I write.

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    Wow, am I the only person who needs absolute silence to write? *ponders*
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    I like to listen to music. Anything that I like will do really. Also, I get most of the planning done away from the computer and I'll write stuff down in a notebook or something.

    One thing that I do is I don't write in order even if I have the entire plot planned out. Instead, I just write whatever comes to me, and then piece each part together gradually.

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