I have a handful of favorite places to write. Of course, one should be able to write anywhere, but I’m sure we all have some favorite nook or cranny that we just can’t wait to get to in order to write.
Where I live isn’t that big so I don’t have a separate room in which to write. I have a table set up in front of a large picture window and I usually write there.
When I’m not at home, my favorite places to write are my neighborhood library because (1) it’s quiet (2) they have free wireless and (3) if I need to do some quick research there are plenty of books around. The only downer is the lack of coffee although I think I can bring in coffee as long as it’s covered. Haven’t tried to do so yet.
Another fave place is my local Panera. They have free refills on coffee, free wireless and for some reason, although it’s nosier than the library, I find the atmosphere to be, for lack of a better word, cozy.
I also like to go to our local Barnes and Noble. No free refills on coffee, no free wireless but it’s huge and I can usually find somewhere to settle down, with plenty of room, and write. And of course there are all those new books to look at. Hopefully for encouragement to keep writing but sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming seeing so many books!
Sometimes I go down to the campus area. There are gobs of coffee shops down there and lots of places to sit down and write. I usually go there in the summer because, one, it’s better than going down there in the winter and two, the students have left for the summer.
I live in a city with a huge university population so in the summer when the students leave it’s much less crowded down on campus.
Oh, and I have to have music wherever I am. So I never leave home without my Ipod. 🙂
What are some of your favorite writing places?