How I Write

Orrin Onken
4 min readMar 26, 2023
AI picture. Prompt by Author

To retain a smidgen of self-esteem, I have for a long time refrained from writing about writing. That self-discipline, along with my remaining self-respect, ends today.

I am going to write about writing.

I write. I am a writer. Here’s how I do it.

I get up early. Early morning is perfect for writing because nobody else is up to talk to me and there are no sports on TV yet.

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Orrin Onken

I am a retired elder law attorney who lives near Portland, Oregon. I write legal mysteries for Salish Ponds Press and articles about being old.