Where do we write?
Settings are important to stories. I talked about different story settings I would love to live in here. I believe that settings are also important to writers because the right atmosphere helps us create the stories that entertain and touch our readers.
I thought I would highlight a few places that I’d like to (and sometimes do) write in.
Cliché I know, but there is something about the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and the buzz of humanity that is so appealing to a writers mind.
Are you surprised? Given a writers love of the written word, writing in a place surrounded by books seems like heaven to me. 🙂 An added bonus is that I can easily find books for research purposes while I am there.
A bit of nature is sometimes just the thing to motivate the writer brain. I would pick a nice bench to sit on and absorb nature. The park is a great place to focus on writing about the sense of hearing. How can I incorporate bird songs and rustling leaves into my story?
How cool would it be to write a historical novel in a museum surrounded by artifacts of that period? What about being surrounded with artwork created by fellow artists?
What a neat idea this is. I wish I could take credit for it. Amtrak used to have a writer residency program where you could take a round trip train excursion just focusing on your writing. Anyone see the Hallmark movie Christmas Train?
Since characters are a big deal to writers, I think a hotel lobby would be a good place to get inspiration. I would combine writing with people watching and asking lots of ‘what if’ questions.
It’s not always the most conducive place to write particularly when my whole family is there, but I’m an introvert and so my favorite writing place is where I’m most comfortable.
Now I’m turning the conversation over to you.
Writers, what places do you like to write?
Readers, what places do you think would be great inspiration for your favorite authors?
Loraine Nunley is an author and blogger who grew up near Detroit, Michigan and now lives just outside of Fort Worth, Texas. She is a member of ACFW and writes inspirational romance. In 2017, she was honored to be a finalist in the suspense category of the ACFW First Impressions contest.
Being a romantic at heart, Loraine often finds inspiration for her writing within her own marriage. She has been blessed to find her own real life romantic hero with her husband. Her writing career has included a self-help book about remarriage and a series of children’s books about military aircraft.
When not writing furiously and dreaming up stories, she can be found reading, adding books to her over flowing bookshelves, homeschooling her children, and enjoying time with her family.
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