Do you require absolute silence, some soft music, white noise or a buzzing environment when writing? Different writers write their best when they are in the environment they prefer. While it is tempting to keep writing from your home where the distractions are minimal, you can blast the music away and lounge in your sweatpants, it is, however, a great idea to step away from the familiar environment and explore writing in a different place away from home.
This can not only inspire motivation but also, a different environment can refresh your writing allowing you to get better inspiration from the new people around you, interesting moment and observations that cannot be found when you are in your comfort zone at home with just your desk and the same old computer screen for company day after day. You can write in any place that tickles your fancy, and here are some of the best places away from home:
A library is a great place to write especially if you like writing in a quiet environment. Besides, the rule against using phones in the library can up your productivity a notch higher for the duration you are in there. Libraries are also great workspaces because they have speedy Wi-Fi and also, due to the resources available and with the help of a helpful librarian, you can sort out tricky research questions without wasting too much time.
The cliché writers’ dens, coffee shops are often preferred due to the fact that they have excellent tables with outlets where you can scope out a cosy corner and work while getting a dose of caffeine and snacks as you type away.
These s[paces that are fast sprouting in all towns and cities offer a great place for writers, startups and freelancers as a kind of office space. You can access the space, Wi-Fi, and other amenities for a membership fee every month. Basically, co-working spaces can either be office spaces or partitioned cubicles in a room. Other perks that come with writing at co-working spaces include but are not limited to printing, and conference rooms.
Public parks are also great to write because of the inspiration of the nature and people as well as the benefit of taking highly beneficial breaks to soak up the sun, plants, shade or walk every now and then. Be sure to bring your own chair or cushion for comfort purposes.
Writing with the warm sand beneath your feet, the waves slapping a short distance away and a nice ocean breeze in the air? Sign me up! The beach is a great place to write while being lulled by the beauty around you. And if you cannot get to the beach, writing by the pool is an excellent idea as well.
What are your best places to write outside of your home? Leave them in the comments below.