Check out this HuffPo roundup of peculiar writer's rituals from a number of famous authors.

Here's Gertrude Stein's:

Gertrude Stein was famous for hanging out with some of the biggest names of the 1920s cultural landscape, including Picasso and Hemingway. But when she needed some time to write for herself? She liked to escape in her car, park up somewhere quiet and write it on scraps of paper. And why not.

More rituals here.

Originally Published: September 10th, 2012