John Green has written such celebrated works as The Fault In Our Stars and Paper Towns, but not without sacrificing copious keyboards along the way. In a Huffington Post Live conversation on Thursday, the young adult novelist revealed his “weirdest” writing ritual: He develops working relationships with the keyboards at his desktop computer.

“I switch keyboards every draft and then if — here’s my problem — if something isn’t going well, I throw out the keyboard,” he confessed to host Nancy Redd.

“Keyboards are only like five bucks,” he added, but if a piece of writing is going well, he’ll “keep the keyboard.”

Strange habits

Last week, I mentioned the writing tools great authors use. Writers, though, are a notoriously strange and -often- superstitious bunch, as seen from Green’s example. For some more unusual work habits, you may refer to the excellent infographic below, also prepared by the talented Robert Morris and the lovely people over at NinjaEssays.com. So, what is your strange habit?

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

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