“What ever fucking works” (#WeFW) is the first, best answer. But here’s the thing, the writing process is a tender little morsel and since the invention of all these new fangled wordsmithing tools there is an ever increasing amount of noise. Your process may get bruised in transit. Find what works for you, but be willing to look over the shoulder of the person writing next to you. Her tool box may have just what you need, even if it includes a tumbler of scotch.