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I read recently about the author Daniel Silva and how he wears the same thing every day when he writes. I know for myself I write best in my pajamas/lounging clothes. If I try to write when I'm dressed to go out I can't get a single word on the page. And I'm always barefoot when I write. Comfort is key.

Do any of the rest of you writers have special clothing requirements when you write?
 

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Wearing? Should I be wearing anything?

Truthfully, it helps to at least get showered and dress in normal clothes. It gets me focused. If I stay in my footy pajamas, I'm more likely to screw around on Facebook and the such.
 

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I laughed a little reading this thread's title.  I was going to swear it was from one of our erotic or romance writers :).

I find I only write when I am truly relaxed, and usually that is joggers and a t-shirt.

Not clothing, but I find I refuse to drink coffee when I write as it seems to hinder my creative juices.  Ha ha, though I find a "special cigarette" sometime helps when I need to brainstorm some neat ideas :).
 

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It's not so much about the clothes, for me. (As long as I'm wearing something!) But, I do need a bottle of soda or a cappuccino (for caffeine only), a bottle of water (so I can interrupt myself every half hour to go "P"), a small supply of munchies (for when I feel the need to console/reward -interchangeable- myself), and a napkin to wipe any soda, cappuccino, water, or munchies that I happen to spill ever too close to my keyboard. I have also noticed I can write better if I look up at the top of the wall while I type. (I can channel the pictures in my head better that way.) All strange, I know, but it helps. ::) Fun question!
 

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A lot of the time, comfortable stuff like everyone else has mentioned, so yoga pants and t-shirts. But sometimes I find styling my hair and putting on make up and cute clothing helps. It puts me in a different frame of mind and it helps. I feel better about myself.
 

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Tehe...  :D ;) ;D

I do love this post title.  I'm tempted to lie and say something sexier than I actually wear to write but because I tend to pop out a page or two whenever I can, it's whatever I'm wearing when I have some extra time on my hands!
 

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When I'm writing at home I usually just wear gym shorts and a T-shirt. When I write at a B&N or library, I usually put on jeans and a polo shirt. Really, just whatever's cleanest and closest to the bed when I wake up. ;-)
 

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okay, I admit it. If it's my day off and I start writing in the morning, I may not get dressed in real clothes till the afternoon. I do wear something though. Since it's been warm, I write out on my balcony. It's like a tree house. Today, a very noisy bird kept screeching at me--maybe because I wearing red?
 

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I have to be completely dressed, shoes, socks included. Otherwise, I feel too comfortable, and I slip into an attitude of, "I'm comfy, maybe this writing work can wait." Then I play games or surf the internet for hours instead of writing.

I find that unless I treat the writing like a job, I don't get it done.
 
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