I love to read about how and where writers write. And there has been tons written about the special places that authors write. In fact, some authors can only write in their particular place. I wouldn’t want to be locked into one routine or place.
I think writers need a place that makes it easy to slip into that writing frame of mind. And I think that certain routines can help as well. There is a sense of routine in sitting down with a familiar pen or computer. There is definitely something to familiarity which helps switch into writing mode more quickly.
But I’ve also noticed that once I’m in my writing mode, where I am doesn’t matter. Once I’m absorbed in putting words on paper or typing them into my computer, I lose all sense of where I am. The world of the words is all that exists at that moment.
I know I need either quiet or a steady background noise that doesn’t pull me out of my thoughts.
I’m very lucky to have a room for myself. I’ve painted it in a color I love and filled it with things that trigger my imagination. I have my writing books. I have my desk.
If I’m having a hard time writing, sometimes a change of scenery can be helpful. Some days it’s as simple as shifting from my desk to the living room.
I love to write outside. I find being outside energizing and inspiring. I go camping a lot and love to sit in a comfortable spot surrounded by trees and nature. And if it’s too cold or wet then at least being by a window will do.
Where do you write? What would be your ideal writing space?
- Where Do You Write? (5writers5novels5months.com)