A red pen
4 colored highlighters (assorted)
A cozy chair
A quiet, undisturbed space
1-2 mugs of hot cocoa or hot spiced cider. Can substitute with coffee, but not recommended.
Blankets to taste
(Optional) Quiet instrumental music
Step 1: Preheat the room to 64 degrees fahrenheit. The preferred temperature outside is below 50 degrees fahrenheit, perhaps with a light drizzle or snow. If it is hotter than 80 degrees, replace blankets with fans, and the hot drink with a cold one, such as lemonade.
Step 2: In the quiet space, gather all the ingredients. Mix together the pencils, pen, highlighters, and notecards on a table nearby the cozy chair. Do not place near a bed, phone, or other distractions, as productivity will drop drastically.
Step 3: Prepare the hot drink. Once in the room, wrap the writer in the blankets. Do not wrap too tightly, or they will not want to write. Add the soft music.
Step 4: Spread out the notecards and the notebook. Make sure the trashcan is nearby. Some writers like to crumple up bad pages to feel better. Do not let them crumple up everything they write. Make them set some writings aside, they may like those ideas better later. The writer will begin planning, or if they’ve already completed this step, begin writing.
Step 5: Let sit for 30 minutes. Do not distract. If they do not begin to write, let them look for inspiration, but not for more than 10 minutes.
Step 6: If the writer continues to write, let sit. Make them take a break at most every hour. Give snacks if hungry. Once writing begins to dwindle, reward them for the productive day.
Step 7: Repeat process as needed, beginning editing once writing is complete. Set goals for each session, and rewards for reaching bigger goals. Never punish, only omit rewards. Encourage the writer, and give small amounts of constructive criticism.
Step 8: Enjoy some beautiful writings!