Where do you feel most comfortable writing? A busy coffee shop? The public library? A park? A favorite chair in your bedroom?
I write most often at my desk, which is in front of a south-facing window. With Ponderosa pines just outside the window, this space feels like a tree house. I can watch whitetail deer, elk, turkey, and black bear in the field across the road. Several bird feeders and the kitchen garden below the window provide delights for the ears and nose. This quiet, calm, and peaceful place often suits me best.
Sometimes though, I need a change of scenery. I go to award-winning Big Creek Coffee Roasters in Hamilton, order a latte, and read or research until I am inspired to write. (I don’t edit at the coffee shop, because when I edit, I often read aloud. That, however, is in an upcoming blog. Stay tuned…) Sometimes, I don’t get anything done, except maybe a character sketch or ideas for conversations in my writing. Other times, I write 300 words or more.
Make a quick list of all the places you like to write. Maybe while jogging, you get an idea and text it to yourself. Maybe you write in the car during your lunch break. Write down every place you can think of.
Go back over your list and put a star in front of the place you feel you are at your best, most creative in your writing. Now, write a detailed description of it. What do you see? Smell? Hear? Write your description so that your reader would have a very clear picture in their mind of what that place is like, not only in looks, but in every way.
Don’t forget to save this somewhere! Perhaps in a folder on your computer, titled “Place Descriptions.”
I would enjoy reading about your favorite writing spot. Feel free to leave a short comment about where you write and what is most special about it.
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