Everyone has their own little places and methods of working and they’re all different depending on your personality.
When to write.
I was listening to a podcast where an author was talking about writing in ‘Moon Hours.’ The method is to write immediately when you wake up, still in your pyjamas, before you do anything else. The idea is that your brain has not had time to fully wake and become distracted by things in the day. Because you were just sleeping, your brain is still tuned into a subconscious creative mode. And that method works for some people.
Writing late at night is similar to the Moon Hours method in so much as you’re closer to your dream state than you would be during the day. If I write at night, I like to write in bed, with candles and fairy lights and some quiet background music (the only time I listen to Smooth Radio.)
Places to write.
I think it’s a good idea to try and write in different places and see how your writing differs. I’d love to try writing in a café but I have a thing about dining alone. I’ve written on trains and I used to write in the common room at collage. I could try the library, writing on a beach, in a forest, as long as I am safe and cosy.
Personally I like writing first thing on a morning, after I’ve fed the rabbit of course, sat on the couch in my pyjamas with a blanket or in my onesie. I do my best to bash out a few words before breakfast. I don’t have a special room to write in, I’ve always done my work in the living room because I have the peace and quiet that I need (furry company accepted). I can’t work with a TV or radio on or if there’s a few people talking (background noise is fine – like a café or train.) Not everyone has the benefit of peace and quiet so might need a special writing room.
Thanks for reading!
How and where do you like to write?