Two conditions must be met:1) When I write–specifically when I write a paper–I always have to listen to Michael Bublé. He inspires me. Its as if I enter this whole other realm of writing genius. I can write no wrong. The words I write, while under his Frank Sinatra-esq spell are more like music than actual words. They just blend. 2) I always write at night. Between the hours of 11 and 4. That’s when its quietest. All those things that normally distract me are asleep. Like my roommate. And boys.