How and Where to Write?

Everyone has their own little places and methods of working and they’re all different depending on your personality.

When to write.

The ‘Moon Hours’ Method. The idea with this is to write immediately when you wake up, still in your pyjamas, before you do anything else. The theory 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.

Places to write.

Some people like writing in cafes. Personally I’d prefer a quiet field on a sunny day. I’ve written on trains and I used to write in the common room at collage. Sometimes when you gotta write, you gotta write!

I write best first thing on a morning, after I’ve fed the rabbit of course. 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 work in the living room where 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 people talking (background noise is fine – like a café or train.)

Not everyone has the benefit of peace and quiet, so a special writing room might be required.

How and where do you like to write?

Thanks for reading!

8 thoughts on “How and Where to Write?

  • February 11, 2013 at 11:41 am

    I’m a first thing in the morning kind of gal. I usually write at my kitchen table turned writing desk, but sometimes I’ll plop on the couch in the living room and tap away at the keyboard. I’m usually not one for sounds on while I write, but I can tune it out if I have to.

  • February 11, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    The moon hours is a good concept. I always say that best ideas originate from the subconscious since our consciousness is too busy with our reality. As for location, personally, I would pick a quiet place, I can get inspired by music and sound but I can’t write good paragraphs with any noises.

    • February 11, 2013 at 7:31 pm

      I agree. I like the moon hours idea too. Peace and quite suits me best also. Thanks for commenting!

  • February 11, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    First thing in the morning? I wish! I have to feen my 2yr old twins when we get up and then stare into space while I wake up lol

    I tend to get writing at night when I put them down, also on the couch in the living room, I don’t mind music or tv, I actually prefer some noise in the background.

    • February 11, 2013 at 7:35 pm

      It’s a struggle when you have commitments like that! Some people just have to squeeze the writing in around their lives. I bet twins are a handful! 🙂 Thanks for commenting!

  • February 11, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    I get the moon hours effect by just drinking!!


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