Sunday, July 24, 2011

Best Places to Write

I've always wondered where most writers find it comfortable to do their best writing. For me, I need a quiet place, with as few distractions as possible, but I've noticed that some people can get work done in public places such as coffee shops or book stores. I guess a lot of it has to do with your personality and how well you can focus with outside distractions. Being ADD, I find that there is very little that does not distract me. This does not mean, however, that I can't get work done in these environments. If I'm really into a scene I am writing, then I can usually tune things out, but that's not always the case. It depends on a lot of factors. My favorite place to write, ironically, is on vacation. I guess the fact that I'm so far away from the problems of every day life that I can concentrate better on what I'm doing and I feel more creative, possibly inspired by where I am. Unfortunately, the opportunities for really good writing vacations are limited by the amount of funds in my bank account. Currently, I'm in Puerto Rico with family enjoying the beauty the island has to offer and I find myself excited about the possible things that might come out of this trip (in a writing sense). Share your favorite places to write!

1 comment:

Kelly Boyer Sagert said...

Mostly I write in my home office, although occasionally at the library. I have been able to write through the chaos of raising two children (with five pets) but I don't often go to coffee shops, etc., to write.