Places to Write

People always say that you can write anywhere. For the most part, that is true. You do, however need a few basic things. The least that you need would be a pad of paper and a pencil. If you have a tablet or laptop, you can use those items for your writing project. Once you have your writing materials, and a piece to write, it’s time to find a place to write your piece.

People write in a number of places — food courts, grassy lawns, camping tents. I’ve even written in waiting rooms. Any place you are comfortable is a good place to write. However, I would not advise that you write while sitting in traffic. Too many things could go horribly wrong there.

Personally, I write on my desktop computer in a corner of my bedroom. I also write in my living room on my laptop. I sit in my easy recliner and hold the laptop on my lap and write. I can watch TV while I write, a distraction, but sometimes also a source of inspiration. I don’t have the TV on when I am doing what I call serious writing. I use the tablet when I go to the doctor or need to be someplace where a laptop isn’t practical. I’ve been known to write things while waiting for my Weight Watchers meeting to start. I have also used my tablet to write while waiting for my car as it is getting maintenance.

I could write on my phone at a restaurant, should I choose to. My stuff is in the cloud. I use Scrivener on the computers and Word on the phone and tablet. When I’m working on my novel while away from my computers, I use word. It’s a bit inconvenient not having access to all my notes in Scrivener, but if I am uncertain of something, I flag it and check it later. It works for me. I don’t use the phone all that often, its screen is too small. I prefer the tablet, but the phone is an option if I should think of something while on the go. I use OneNote to record notes on the go.

Writing on the go is good, but you really need a permanent place to go to write. Your writing space should be about you. You have to be comfortable there. It should have a comfortable chair and plenty of room. I often pace when I can’t think of something, like what your character should be saying or doing next.

You can write anywhere, if you have the right tools. Peace and quiet is another essential for some while others need music or conversation around them as they write. Whatever you need to get the words out, if you have them where you are, you can write there. People always say that you can write anywhere. For the most part, that is true. You do, however need a few basic things. The least that you need would be a pad of paper and a pencil. If you have a tablet or laptop, you can use those items for your writing project. Once you have your writing materials, and a piece to write, it’s time to find a place to write your piece.
People write in a number of places — food courts, grassy lawns, camping tents. I’ve even written in waiting rooms. Any place you are comfortable is a good place to write. However, I would not advise that you write while sitting in traffic. Too many things could go horribly wrong there.

Personally, I write on my desktop computer in a corner of my bedroom. I also write in my living room on my laptop. I sit in my easy recliner and hold the laptop on my lap and write. I can watch TV while I write, a distraction, but sometimes also a source of inspiration. I don’t have the TV on when I am doing what I call serious writing. I use the tablet when I go to the doctor or need to be someplace where a laptop isn’t practical. I’ve been known to write things while waiting for my Weight Watchers meeting to start. I have also used my tablet to write while waiting for my car as it is getting maintenance.

I could write on my phone at a restaurant, should I choose to. My stuff is in the cloud. I use Scrivener on the computers and Word on the phone and tablet. When I’m working on my novel while away from my computers, I use word. It’s a bit inconvenient not having access to all my notes in Scrivener, but if I am uncertain of something, I flag it and check it later. It works for me. I don’t use the phone all that often, its screen is too small. I prefer the tablet, but the phone is an option if I should think of something while on the go. I use OneNote to record notes on the go.

Writing on the go is good, but you really need a permanent place to go to write. Your writing space should be about you. You have to be comfortable there. It should have a comfortable chair and plenty of room. I often pace when I can’t think of something, like what your character should be saying or doing next.

You can write anywhere, if you have the right tools. Peace and quiet is another essential for some while others need music or conversation around them as they write. Whatever you need to get the words out, if you have them where you are, you can write there.

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I am not one who is comfortable talking about myself but here goes. I enjoy writing, family history, and reading. I decided to do this blog because I wanted to try something new. I decided to make it a weekly blog because I wasn't sure that I could keep up with a daily one, and monthly seemed like I was writing a magazine. I think I did ok with my choices. You'll notice that there are not a lot of graphics on my site. That's because there are graphics plastered everywhere on the Internet and those sites sometimes take forever to load. This blog is a place where you can kick back, relax and be ready to be amused. At least I hope I willbamuse you. This blog is on a variety of subjects from my ficitional cat agency, the FFL, which is monthly, to instructional blogs to editorials, which are my opinions only. I admit that I don't know everything and could be wrong -- I frequently am. Now, stop reading about me and read what I have to say!

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