Where do you like to write?

There is only one place to write and that is alone at a typewriter. The writer who has to go into the streets is a writer who does not know the streets. . . . when you leave your typewriter you leave your machine gun and the rats come pouring through.

— Charles Bukowski, Notes of a Dirty Old Man

 

 

Sometimes, the best writing comes from meandering through the streets because there is so much to be observed and so much to inspire good writing.  Unlike others,  staring blankly at a screen in total silence does not work for me.  This can be a great source of writers’ blocks. Also, one tends to be feel pressured into producing a good piece when you are feeling absolutely uninspired and then every word can be a struggle.  Writers’ blocks can be frustrating.  I think good writing comes from an accumulation of daily observations of people and events. A very good predictor of writing success is how smoothly the words flow.  It is not supposed to be difficult, although I agree that the most challenging aspect is fine tuning the vocabulary.  Writing is a creative exercise, and many people actually turn to writing as a therapy to help them cope with mental distress.  There is no one specific place to sit down and publish a good piece of writing.  There is no ideal setting. It could be a coffee shop, a library or in the comfort of your home. No matter where you are, a good piece of writing should be based on something that is fresh in your mind.  It is much easier to recall and put into vivid description of recent events than something that happened long ago. I would highly recommend jotting down  your thoughts in a journal and then organizing these thoughts into a coherent piece for the actual posting or article to be published.

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Where do you like to write?

  1. rosemawrites September 13, 2015 / 11:56 pm

    You are right! “Sometimes, the best writing comes from meandering through the streets because there is so much to be observed and so much to inspire good writing.” I like that statement. 😀

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  2. Luz September 14, 2015 / 11:54 pm

    I completely agree. I write in my bed,on the couch, or the dining room table. Great post!

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