Tuesday, September 1, 2015

7 Great Productive Places for Writing

You can write just about anywhere, but here are seven of the most productive places you can go to write a book.

1. Library

The library is one of the best places to focus on your writing. For one thing, most libraries are quiet, except when they have a children’s reading group actively bouncing around. You are also surrounded by books. You can do your research and read up on developing plots easily and within the comfort of a few steps.

2. Park

Parks are a great place to relax, watch wildlife, and spy on people (we call it people watching, but “spying” sounds more exciting). Take your laptop or simply a pen and notebook and work on your writing in the park. If there is a nice, grassy area, take a blanket along to stretch out on.

3. Hotel Room

Maya Angelou rented a hotel room to do her writing. Hotel rooms are great places to find peace and quiet, and to get away from distractions at home. Talk to the owner or manager at a local hotel and see if you can come to an arrangement to use a room for a few hours each day to write.

4. Beach

Imagine the gentle lull of the waves as you stretch out on a blanket to write. Plan a working vacation and, while everyone else is off walking the boardwalk, you find a comfortable place to lay out and work on your next novel.

5. Coffee Shop

J. K. Rowling said she wrote her first Harry Potter book in a coffee shop, but it’s not the best of places for everyone. Cafes and coffee shops can be noisy and there are always plenty of disruptions. If you thrive on the hustle and bustle of humanity and can work calmly in the midst of chaos, give it a try.

6. Car

When things get too loud at my place, I head out to the car to write. Writing in the car provides writers with just the right amount of isolation and alone time. If you need the internet, park the car at one of the fast food places that offers free wi-fi and enjoy your writing time to the fullest.

7. Home

There’s no place like home. For most writers, all the brain action happens within the home or the backyard or patio. Wherever you can sit and enjoy some quiet time to write is the perfect spot.

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