Where do you write?

Over the past fifteen years, there has been something of a boom in mobile working. Technology has developed beyond all recognition to make working away from the office ‘the norm’ and actively encouraged by many employers.

If you visit a coffee shop near you, it is likely you will see people beavering away on laptops and tablets, working as effectively as they might in an office. When I hear people talk about going to the coffee shop to work I am actually envious. I like the idea of going out somewhere to work, but it isn’t the most efficient venue for me to write in so I tend to dismiss the idea for myself.

I believe I am most efficient in my office room in my own home. I don’t have the distraction of the television in the room and it is the only room in the house without heating and oddly, the freshness of the room at least appears to be beneficial in keeping my focus on track.

I have a laptop, a desk, and a comfortable chair. On the desk, there is also a printer, a notepad and pens, and usually a couple of e-liquids and the vaper in which they are poured. That’s it. I don’t have copious volumes of books for research if I need them I get them out and then put them away again. The majority of my research is done via the internet anyway.

An interesting look at where some authors write can be found here: http://www.picador.com/blog/december-2013/where-do-you-write.

Ultimately I suppose it doesn’t matter where you write, provided it works for you and that you do actually write!

Where do you write? Are you most efficient in any one particular location?


3 thoughts on “Where do you write?

  1. Gillian Walton says:

    It depends on what I’m writing. If it’s in relation to my consulting work I am weary of writing in a public place because majority of the work is confidential. Additionally, I can not depend on the open WiFi for security and confidentiality. I do find public places can be distracting for me and I like my office at home. I can look out the window and see the sun shining down on the trees in our garden and birds popping into the bird feeder. It’s very calming.

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  2. Keep On Winking with Christi says:

    I can write anywhere as long as I have music in a crowded area or complete silence. Getting that is a completely different matter. As for a coffee house that would be nice but I’m more likely to waver between a shack on a beach and a cozy but clean broom closet.


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