Where Do You Write?

Some authors have an office they go to to write. Others write wherever and whenever they can. I have a home workstation in my bedroom. I write there a lot. I also write in my living room. I have things set up so I can write wherever I need to. It’s part of my process. It lets me get the words out even if they aren’t that great.

I have the capability to edit my work on the go as well, but that’s not the point of this blog. The point is, if you google your favorite authors, you can learn where they write most of the time. Copying them may work for you. You should be aware, though, that it might not.

Where we write is as much a part of our writing process as the tools we use to write with or on. Where we write is personal to each of us. I’ve written passages while a passenger in a car. I write late at night and early in the morning. I have used tablets, laptops and even my phone. I’m flexible and that’s good. It works for me. Some people can’t do that. They need the structure of having a place to write that is separate from the rWhereest of their lives. I’m lucky in that I don’t feel the need for such restrictions.

But, I don’t have any way of indicating I’m working on a piece when someone sees me. It’s the price I pay. I like my flexibility though. It frees me to work wherever I want whenever I want. Life may get in the way on occasion. But that doesn’t happen often enough to force me to look for structure in my writing location. If I’m stuck in a scene, I can get up and walk to a new location and try again. Sometimes that works. Sometimes it doesn’t. when it doesn’t, I stop writing while my brain works on the problem without direction from me.

So find a place that works for you. I would suggest that you try some places before settling on one. That way, you may find out where you are most productive. After all productivity is what we all strive for.

Wherever you choose to write, do it with everything you have in you. Get the rough drafts out and don’t worry about how good the writing is. That’s what revision is for. You won’t get something good enough to publish without editing the first time you get the words out. That’s why writing is a process. Just make sure you are comfortable where you are. That’s the real key. Make yourself comfortable and let the words out.


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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