We asked our author community where they write and what makes that place special. As you can imagine, the responses were as diverse as Lulu authors. Some prefer working at a desk, others in bed. Some prefer music in the background, others prefer silence. Some write by hand while others prefer computers, laptops and tablets. We have selected a few of our favorite responses to share.
Where do you write?
“Sitting at my window just watching nature and reflecting on life’s synchronicities” – Mahdiyah A.
“In my spare bedroom that I redecorated and refurnished as a writing space cum office cum library. It’s more comfortable than hunched on the sofa and the view out the window is nicer this side of the building that on the other side.” Merita K.
“I do all my writing on the Path train.” – Havana G.
“In my armchair at any time of the day when the words are flowing and my fingers are flying over the keys.” — Rena B.
“Currently, at my desk in Afghanistan with my headphones on. My coworkers beg for pages at the end of the day. They’re hooked.” – Guenevere R.
“Outside on the town green.” – Jessika S
“Hmmm, the best place to write is at work because my desire to not be there allows me to escape into my dream job.” Sheena A
When do you write?
“My desk in my room at night because it’s quiet. I’m least distracted and write better at night.” — Moriko F.
“In the front room at 2a.m. to 4a.m. in the morning when the world is asleep!” – Ranis T
“I usually write in the evenings. I like it when the streets are quiet, the people are gone, and everything is dark. And I write at home, in total silence.” James C.
“I do my best writing while cooking dinner and cleaning the house. I love doing both and that relaxes me and gets my mind going. It’s special because writing is my escape and clears the clutter in my head.”
“I write on the go, I write late at night, I write all the time!! I also like to take photos, which also helps me write even more!” – Anita O
Writing aids: coffee, tea, margarita?
“In a bar drinking coffee at a table by the window.” – Laura D.
“Sitting outside a little cafe in my Greek village listening to my mp3 watching the people go by whilst I sip a Fredochino.” – Karina K
“Sitting in my window seat looking out at the countryside scenery with either a pen & pad or my laptop, oh and a HUGE mug of coffee.” — Rebecca H.
“At my 2 foot by 2 foot table in my bedroom! It is the perfect surface for a laptop, iPad, and glass of pop!”– Jan S.
“At home, with coffee at my side, in my PJs. When I’m comfortable, there’s no stopping me from writing. I could sit there for hours and just get it all out on paper. It’s like therapy…”– Jennie C
Most of the time, if I need to do typing, it’s at my desk. I have a huge touch screen and an antique wingback office chair that are perfection. However, if I’m actually *writing,* then I am usually in bed with my lap desk. Either way, there is ample space for a bag of cookies and cream Hershey’s Kisses or a big frozen margarita. – Jaqueline J.
Given all of these choices, I think I’ll bring Rena’s armchair to Greece and sip a margarita while I struggle through the next chapter of my masterpiece – or the next article for the Lulu blog.