Where Do You Like To Write?

Writing

Do you like to write? Are you a full-time author, a once in a while writer, or a student? Do you want to spill out thousands of words on a daily basis and dream of being a famous author? Perhaps, the right writing environment won’t assure you of success, but it can make a big difference.

Analyze and factor in what it takes for your ideal space. Then proceed by making a few alterations and even reorganizing can be the key to get those creative juices going.

“Write while the heat is in you. … The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with.” — Henry David Thoreau

Do you have a set schedule for writing only to feel overwhelmed with other things that take precedence? When you are finally ready to write, are you easily distracted? I know I am and I’ve determined that this isn’t just me, it has a lot to do with the nature of writing. Getting started can be a challenge in itself and then your focus has to continue for as long as it takes to completion.

“You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.” ― Jodi Picoult

Something to think about is whether your writing environment makes your writing more difficult? Many writers write from home which could be work related or writing a novel. Whatever you are trying to accomplish most likely requires a high level of concentration.

“Focus more on your desire than on your doubt, and the dream will take care of itself.” – Mark Twain

With that said Home isn’t necessarily free from distractions, especially when family members are present and even your pet. Not only can every little noise in the house be a distraction but there are household chores waiting to be done, errands to be run, and more.

This is where you learn to set priorities so you don’t beat yourself up and feel guilty. For sure, you want a clear head in order to focus on your writing.

 “The hard part about writing a novel is finishing it.” — Ernest Hemingway

Of course, your home is not the only option. Depending on where you feel comfortable, there are other places where you can settle in and write. Seek them out and find that special nook that eases tension and inspires you to write.

The key is to make yourself comfortable with no interruptions via phones, TVs, loud music or loud voices. However, some writers like soft music or white noise as a soothing background filler. Personally, dead silence is not for me and I prefer music when I write. Also, I like to see the outside as I find nature inspirational.

In conclusion, we all have our preferences and whatever it takes to wake up our creative senses should be utilized. So set up your perfect space and start writing. Don’t make it drudgery, make it fun.

 “If you want to be a writer-stop talking about it and sit down and write!” ― Jackie Collins

-Eugenia

Eugenia enjoyed a dedicated career in the insurance industry for over 20 years being rewarded both professionally and personally. Now it’s time for Eugenia to follow her dreams by doing things she enjoys…spending time with family, learning, sharing, traveling, writing poetry and encouraging others to pursue their goals. Eugenia’s writing and creative endeavors can be found at her blogs, Eugi’s Causerie and Eugi’s Potpourri. Eugenia has authored ebooks, “Fanciful Delights” and “Mama, me and Mother Nature”. She is also a published author on Spillwords Publishing and a contributing author to the FAE Dreams Anthology and the PS: Its Poetry-PoetrySoup Anthology

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79 thoughts on “Where Do You Like To Write?

    1. “to write my posts.”
      Which makes you a writer in my book. You don’t need to be a famous bestselling author or a totally freaky intellectual nor a fukn romantic poet to be a writer. All you need to do is write.

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  1. I love the quiet time of the early morning before sunrise to write. Then I wait a day to re-read, edit, and publish 🙂 I think I’ve only written once at nighttime 🙂

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    1. That is a great idea to wait a day to re-read, edit and publish! I like to write in the morning time, as well, because I have more energy.

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  2. Thank you for the article…It was interesting…What I recently do is, to do my research and write the key words in my notebook, when I’m done with research I take a walk in the park near my home. I use this time to let what ever I researched on settle in my brain and then I come home and writing becomes more faster and fun…

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  3. When blogging, as I write from my phone, I can write anywhere including any notes in a notebook if required. But mostly I write at home.

    I have once written in the cafe and regularly in a library. Enjoyed both the library and cafe, as it made a refreshing change.

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    1. Liz, anyone that can write from their phone impresses me! I need something bigger than a phone for writing and had a fit when my 17 in laptop wasn’t working. A library or a cafe would be great places to write plus “a refreshing change” is a good idea, as well.

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      1. I used to be amazed one time in people that could work from their phone too. 🙂 But I have ended up using phone through no choice, as this us where my internet is. I don’t have it in the home, otherwise I would be using the laptop more.
        Only occasionally I connect my laptop to phone internet when I have to and that has been mainly for when tweaking my blog template.
        It has taken me a long time to enjoy using my phone.

        Writing somewhere different certainly makes it a refreshing change and makes the day different for the better.

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  4. I don’t care much about my location, neither the noise level, nor the temperature. But I need a good mechanical keyboard or at least a very good membrane keyboard. Writing by hand is a big no-no for me!

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    1. Writing by hand is a big no-no for me, as well. I use a laptop and the size of the laptop can make a big difference in how sufficient the keyboard can be.

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  5. I struggle to do any work in complete silence. I work a lot of times with the TV on in the background. Now that I am on sabbatical and possibly semi-retired and writing more while m wife is working from home I’m trying to adjust to silence more as se thinks having the TV on means I’m not working and just wasting my days.

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    1. My hubby and I are both retired. We always have something on whether it is the TV or music. The TV is distracting to me especially if it is the news, thus the reason I like music.

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      1. Thank you for a compliment, darling, but the credit is not mine. It’s the true liberal arts education, contrary to current trend of teaching to the test, plus an undergraduate degree in music and arts. It’s my mommy’s doing! 😻

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  6. Is it bad that I end up writing when I’m procrastinating? I find that I can’t write at home. I have too many chores to do, plus my mind is on “rest” mode. Thanks for sharing this!

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  7. Very inspirational and thought-provoking. For a long time I wanted to write but I had constant self-doubt and kept procrastinating… I finally just put myself on a schedule and so far have been able to stick to it!!

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    1. Thank you and I am glad you enjoyed it. It took me a while to decide to write, as well. But once I got going I felt more comfortable with writing. Now, I feel I am addicted to it. The best part of it is the people you meet and the camaraderie.

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  8. Yes! Getting that routine and place to write is very key for an organized writing effort! Love the article’s reminder of this!

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  9. Definitely writing for me doesn’t feel that pleasing if I organize myself to do some. I need that random small or big inspiration to pop into into my system. Doesn’t matter if I’m waking up from bed, if I’m at the coin laundry or if I’m on top of a hill looking at trees. Spontaneous word flowing from my head is when it works out best for me. If I plan to sit down and write then my mediocrity will show even more than it already does in my writing. But then again I write for myself and to keep myself sane by getting everything from inside to the outside allowing it to breath. You know, to catch some rays of sunshine if it was perhaps a rainy day in my head.

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    1. There is nothing wrong with writing for yourself. My 2 blogs are examples of writing what, when and how I want to express myself. I love to be creative and walk to a different beat than some. So enjoy writing and don’t think of it as work. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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  10. Hello Eugenia! Wonderful post. (I apologize for being late).
    When I was a preteen & teenager I wrote most of my poetry & short stories in the bathtub….yes you all read this correctly! At the end of a busy school day & supper, my Ma & her husband would go downstairs to watch TV. I would then run a nice bubble bath & get my paper & pens & spend an hour or so writing like a woman possessed. Once I left home I no longer wrote in the bathtub but I found that many of my ideas were best written down by the lake, so I spent alot of time by the shoreline writing. When I moved back to my ‘home town’ I found myself writing down by the River or the Park or up at Inglis Falls….Somehow Nature has always been my ‘writing place’.

    Then my health tanked & I abandoned my writing career as such. I still write the occasion poem.

    My passion became blogging….I heard about blogging in the early 2000’s & thought “WOW!!”
    Bought my 1st laptop in Aug. 2005 & “THE Purrfect Pad” was born on Yahoo 360/Multiply & then I moved to WordPress Aug. 2012….
    And here I am all these years later still blogging & still enjoying it 150%. I find blogging a challenge yet relaxing….
    And it has been wonderful being able to blog as whatever 4 legged is in my Life at the time. To date there has been Mingflower the Merciless; NYLABLUE Sweet Feet; Purrince Siddhartha Henry an for the past 2 1/2 year BellaDharma…..
    And I’ve made some amazing & lifelong friends via ‘animal blogging’.
    Thank you for your support on our blog Eugenia! It means ALOT to me; to us!
    ((hugs)) Sherri-Ellen

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, Sherri-Ellen and it’s so nice to know more about you. I adore your blog and how you play the role of BellaDharma. Sending hugs. 😻

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      1. You’re very welcome Eugenia! I REALLY enjoy blogging from the Cat’s perspective. Alot of animal bloggers do this successfully. I find BellaDharma more subdued then my other cats were. It is fun to try & see life from a 4legged’s point of view! 😉

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  11. This is a wonderful read as I try to figure out where I am most comfortable and inspired with writing.
    I hope Jackie Collins gets to see her name mentioned among these literary heavyweights! Haha!

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  12. Anywhere with my noise cancelling headphones on. They really help me focus and transport me off to a different world which helps my creativity.

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  13. I get the most interesting ideas for my blog whilst commuting for work. I maybe in the train or bus listening to music…once the idea strikes me I note it down immediately in my diary. Yes music, nature and a good cup of tea is also my favourite writing companion.

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  14. Great quotes! Very inspiring 👍🏼. I prefer to write on weekends in a room with natural light, not too much clutter on the desk.

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  15. How did I miss this? This is brilliant!

    I like to write anywhere I get an idea. I have One Note installed on my phone 🤓

    I have an array of notebooks in my backpack, at work, at home, at my mothers house 🤣

    Finally, I use voice notes to verbally log an idea. My favourite spot? I think it has to be at university! 💻💙 it’s my second home.

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  16. Thank you so much for this post. I think it is what I’ve been needing all along because I have a manuscript that I wrote in 2017 but finishing (publishing) it is one hell of a nightmare. I think I need help. Please kindly help if it is possible😍.

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    1. Well, I don’t consider myself a pro at critiquing works of others. But, I suggest to be persistent in completing your manuscript. Since you started it in 2017, the content may be stale and you may want to start anew. Of course, if the manuscript is lengthy that may not be an option. Determine what you want to do and take it step by step and set realistic goals for yourself. Don’t let it be overwhelming. Keep writing!

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