Thursday, April 10, 2014

Favorite Places to Write

writing In A Retreat from Routine from Sioux's Page, Sioux asks,

What are some of your favorite places to write--or some of your favorite retreat spots--and why are they ideal for you as a writer?”

I don’t really have a special place to write but I usually write on my laptop in my playroom because that is where I spend most of my time. I also like to write early in the morning before my husband wakes up and the routine of life gets in the way of writing. But when we travel, I have been known to write in the car, in the hotel room, or at a campsite. I guess writing is a lot like talking to me and I don’t have a problem with running my mouth or writing words!

Writing isn’t a problem for me but coming with ideas to write about worries me more than writing. I’m worried that I will run out of inspiration but I get a lot of inspiration from the blogs I read, current events that are happening, a book that I read, or situations that I experience. Sometimes I have ideas running rampant in my head and I can’t get them written down fast enough!

Sometimes I have so many great ideas that I’m afraid I will forget them so I started carried a small notebook to write these ideas down. Or I might record an idea on my phone to play back later. When we are hiking and I tend to meditate as we walk in the woods, an idea pops in my head and I’m so afraid I will forget it so I end up telling my husband the idea and ask him to not forget it. If I tell someone something, it helps me to remember.

When I get home, I like to open up a word document for each idea and give it a title. Then I save these in an “unfinished” folder to come back to when I’m ready to write. Depending on the mood I’m in when I’m ready to write, I can choose the document that appeals to me.

So, now I ask my readers, what are some of your favorite places to write?

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1 comment:

Sioux Roslawski said...

Pat--I have participated in some great writing marathons in our art museum, along with some older sections of the city---and they are a blast.

Writing in the car? I've never done that. When my husband is driving, I stay busy with naps and reading and knitting. Perhaps I'll have to try writing while we hurtle down the highway...