How I Write – Kaj Tanaka
When/how/where do you write?
No set time or place, but I prefer quiet and it’s best if I’m not preoccupied with other things. Lately, I spend a lot of time writing on my couch, but I have little writing nooks scattered all over my neighborhood. I rotate them in phases. Sometimes I put on headphones with no music just to keep ambient noise to a minimum and so people leave me alone.
Do you eat while you write? If so, what?
No. I do drink a lot of Nescafe brand instant coffee though.
Do you play music while you write? If so, what?
No. I need silence to write well.
What are you reading right now?
The complete works of Isaac Babel + the collected stories of Lydia Davis.