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    Where do you do most of your writing?

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Jonalexher, Nov 23, 2010.

    Not a poll, just a discussion to see where everybody is the most effective. Where do you get most of your ideas? laying in bed with your computer? a desk? a park? where do you do your writing?

    I do most of my writing laying on my bed with my laptop, but it has no inspirational factor. I should try going to a park, or even my backyard just to try it out. What about you guys?
     
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    Mostly at home at my desk. If I'm feeling stuck or unmotivated though, I look for a change of scenery-- anyplace I can sit down with my laptop and a cup of coffee.
     
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    I use my iPad as my main writing tool so pretty much anywhere is my writing area. I do quite a bit of writing at work during downtime though.
     
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    I like to write in a place near water. There is a small lake within fifteen minutes of walking, but what I would really like is a waterfall. Otherwise, I do most of my writing around the house.
     
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    Currently, I do most of my writing sitting on the couch in my living room. I find weird places where I get good writing vibes, though...back when I worked at Papa John's, I used to go in on my days off and sit on the huge stacks of extra pizza boxes to write. For some reason, my creativity really flowed there.
     
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    On a sunny day, in the study.

    On an overcast, rainy day, on the bed.

    On a hot humid evening, on the deck.

    Usually.
     
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    Right now at my desk - it will be moving upto my study have finished it today all decorated and looking out over the scenery where part of my stories are set :) Will hopefully be getting a netbook after Christmas though so I can write where I need to be.
     
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    At my desk usually - it faces a window so I can look out at the scenery which helps. Although I do like to sit by the lake and write, and I found a few nice parks which when the weather's warmer I'll take advantage of.
     
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    My imagination.. as well as any other process going on in my brain, rages along at a 1000mph on a good day. On a bad day, it slugs along at 999mph :p. Everywhere i go i always have good creative vibes, especially when Im at work and dealing with prisoners and violent individuals. I sit alot at a little wooden desk, in an alcove in the corner of the living room. When my gf watches things like Pop Idol or X Factor.. i save myself from having suicidal thoughts by writing till she's finished. I get from all over the place. I live by the beach and local mountain trails so i go hiking or walking regular and that is suprisingly really good to get the mind juices flowing.

    I carry a little note pad with me so when theres a lull in work or if im waiting somewhere etc.. and i have an idea, i whip it out (the pad) and start scribbling. I find it easier for me to write at me desk but when certain circumstances arrive, i feel comfortable pretty much wherever i am.
     
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    I used to do a lot of writing in my parents' conservatory, looking out onto the garden.

    As a kid I used to write song lyrics pretty much everywhere (in the garden, hammock, park, sitting up in trees...)

    Now it's mostly my desk in my converted loft/bedroom.
     
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    Since I seldom leave my room, I write either in the bed or in my desk. Thinking about it, I never wrote anything at all out of my bedroom o_O
     
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    My uni has a writing studio - which is quite nice. I like to walk around when I'm writing and erm...speak to myself. :rolleyes:

    If there's someone else there, I always end up getting them involved. "Hey - what if so-and-so was not in fact a vegtable-demon?". I love new environments - I can never work in my own bedroom. Never ever...:mad:

    Sometimes I write at my desk which is faced at a window that overlooks the ocean. But I often find myself just people watching, and drinking tea.
     
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    Really, that's where I work most often. At my PC, writing in peace and quiet with no one else to bother me, its perfect.
     
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    Really. :p I prefer having an office like space, surrounded by books and paper. The bedroom for me is purely for pleasure and sleep :)
     
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    I would prefer an office to work, but there's a massive lack of space in my home so I work where it is peaceful.
     
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    I do almost all of my writing totally alone. I'm usually in my room surrounded by art I've made and put on the walls and listening to my writing playlist. I have no idea why but the forest and any body of water inspires me. My mind really gets going when I go out hiking. :)
     
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    I usually write sitting on the couch with my laptop unless there are other people in the room. They are a distraction so I go into my room and sit on my bed. On nice days I may take it outside. Ideally, I'd have a tiny room just large enough for a table, desk, and bookshelf to minimize distractions (which I am extremely prone to).
     
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    sitting at my desk, on my computer... or lounging on the sofa, with pen and lined pad...
     

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