The morning is a special time for creativity. Our mind is not yet muddled with our scheduled dilemmas and we have not yet had an accumulation of stress from the day. Writing directly after you get up gives you an edge in producing creative material.
The best time to wake up for creative work is between four and six in the morning, as that is when the world is quiet and the sunrise is coming in. It is inspiring to see the natural world wake up with you, as well.
But most people are not so keen on waking up that early. But do your best to set a time that is not too late. If you wake up late in the morning, you will be groggy, and the pressures of the day will already be upon you. The latest you should wake up is 8am, as beyond that time, the grogginess will settle in.
Here are some quotes from famous writers about writing in the morning:
“It is by sitting down to write every morning that one becomes a writer.”
– Gerald Brenan
“The one ironclad rule is that I have to try. I have to walk into my writing room and pick up my pen every weekday morning.”
– Anne Tyler
“I write when I’m inspired, and I see to it that I’m inspired at nine o’clock every morning.”
– Peter De Vries
For more information about why waking up in the morning to write is a good idea, check out this detailed article based on scientific research: https://blog.bufferapp.com/the-best-time-to-write-and-get-ideas
A more practical article on the subject is: http://writetodone.com/how-to-write-first-thing-in-the-morning/
And here is a professional writer giving many details about her writing process in the morning: http://www.annettegendler.com/2011/06/best-writing-advice-i-ever-got.html
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