When I write, I imagine I am God, the omniscient observer, rather than the characters in the scenes.
I handwrite as well as type. I handwrite story world ideas, character sketches, scenes, first drafts. I type on a laptop everything else.
I set a daily word quota and reach it. I can write on my laptop up to 1,000 words an hour. Most of them are badly ordered though. I do not know yet how to write a proper sentence.
I use a time tracking application for my computer writing sessions. I take a break every 45 minutes and listen to up to three songs on my headphones, and then go back to writing. If I am inspired, I can write without a break for over an hour an a half, without taking my eyes off the screen.
I never read what I write until I get everything in my head on paper. If possible, I do not read what I have written on the same day.
I aim for simplicity. I avoid adverbs and adjectives because they are the first words that I cut. I use the simplest and shortest words I can think of. I use figurative language only if it comes naturally.
I try to avoid the passive. I cut it when I see it, but sometimes I just miss it.
I enjoy outlining. With my story though I plan to outline only the first fifty pages, and then let the friction between the characters generate the storyline. I do not outline short stories.
I always try to write from within. The spark that creates the story has to be inside of me, not outside. It has to be a sincere feeling, not an external idea.
I have not yet found my style. I like segregated and periodic sentences.
I have not yet found my voice. I like polite indifference.
I have not yet learned how to rewrite and edit. Any writer reading this journal will notice that. I cannot get into the required state of mind.
I wear a hat when I write. It makes me feel more confident.