Some of my best writing ideas and insights come while I walk,
which I like to do in the late afternoon.
GEMINI INK: Describe your first writing desk.
BEVERLY DONOFRIO: My first writing desk was the kitchen table, and I still like to work where I cook and eat. I like to write on my bed, on the sofa, in the rocker, on the porch; in other words, all over the house.
GEMINI INK: What is integral to your method of writing?
BEVERLY DONOFRIO: I have ADD and so getting up and doing things, such as chopping an onion at a paragraph break, works well for me. I used to try to chain myself to the desk, but now the writing is more organic and integrated into the many activities that make up my days. It would feel like torture to have to write in an office.
GEMINI INK: What is the best writing time of day for you? What is the worst? Does it matter?
BEVERLY DONOFRIO: My best writing time is in the morning; it’s when I have the most energy. If I’m in the middle of a project and really immersed in it, then I can pick the work up at any time of day. But not when I’m just beginning. Then it has to be the first thing I do, or I may never get to it. Some of my best writing ideas and insights come while I walk, which I like to do in the late afternoon.
GEMINI INK: What do you want to do in your writing that you’ve never done before?
BEVERLY DONOFRIO: I want to write about God without using the word God.
GEMINI INK: What’s your favorite writer snack?
BEVERLY DONOFRIO: Caffeine.
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