Who says you always need to write in the same place?
I asked my followers on Twitter to share the places they most love to write. Here’s what some of them said:
Sprawled on my bed, the floor, or outside in a chair. Always with a laptop. Desks are just not for me ~@thefourpartland
The library, a cafe – anywhere there’s people and some background noise. [email protected]
My favorite place to write is in my beach chair. ~Author Janet Spurr, Beach Chair Diaries: Summer Tales from Maine to Maui @janetspurr
I like to write in a few places, but I think my favorite is still my bed. ~@kimswitzer
In bed, outside, or @ kitchen table. ~@puelladocta
Desk, couch, bed, tram. I can’t write with too much background noise. ~@June_Templeton
I have a fav coffeehouse or I splurge and stay at a cozy motel on the coast. [email protected]
My favorite place to write is in bed, with my laptop, and — no lie — an electric fan running for white noise. ~@ToddARitter
Starbucks, B&N and the library. I absolutely cannot write at home – far too many distractions. ~@michelru
They say variety is the spice of life, so get out and get inspired by writing in a different place each day. Try these locations on for size:
- Kitchen table
- Front porch or back patio
- Outdoor cafe
- Hiking trail
- Book store
- Bus or subway
- Food court at the mall
- Staffroom at work
- Waiting in line at the grocery store
- Movie theatre
If you carry around a small notebook, you can virtually write whenever you want, wherever you want.
What’s the craziest place you’ve ever written something? Do you prefer to write in one place, or mix up your routine?
Today’s Challenge: Relocate today’s writing session to a place you’ve never written before. Next week, try some place else. See how many different places you can get inspired.
About the Author: Suzannah Windsor Freeman is the founder of Write It Sideways, a blog where writers learn new skills, define their goals, and increase their productivity. She is co-founder of the Better Writing Habits challenge.