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  • Where do you write?

    Posted by Karen Vickers on 5 August 2023 at 03:10

    For a while now, I have wondered what other writers surrounding are, to help inspired them to write their books. So I thought I might post it here.

    Do you write in an office or at a desk? Do you sit outside on a verandah or patio, surrounded by nature? Or are you like me, In my bed, under the covers with my laptop on a small table.

    Do you write in pure silence, or do you have to have something on in the background, like the tv or radio, or even like me, earbuds in and listening to classical music (No words or singing), so I can fully focus on the story in my head, and how to transfer it to paper.

    Looking forward to hearing about where you sit and type your next best seller…. : )

    Mark Hallworth replied 1 week, 6 days ago 3 Members · 5 Replies
  • 5 Replies
  • Bob Hopkins

    5 August 2023 at 14:27

    Hi Karen,

    I can be in almost any (comfortable) location, as long as I have my noise-cancelling AirPods in, either in silent mode only or with classical or ‘sleep’ music playing, but no words. I use my laptop, iPad (sometimes handwriting in the Nebo app), or even my iPhone if I’m out. ☺️

    • Karen Vickers

      5 February 2024 at 11:12

      😃 I’m not sure if i could work in complete silence, but I guess, if I was fully immersed in my writing, I properly wouldn’t even hear anything anyway. Hahahaha

  • Mark Hallworth

    26 January 2024 at 16:32

    Hi, Karen, like a lot of writers, I like to sit at a desk. Ideally, next to a window. Especially as there are trees outside, which inspire me. Also, it’s good to focus on objects in the distance to prevent eye strain. Like you, music is important. I can write without it, but I prefer its presence. The type depends on my mood. If I’m feeling energised, something with a beat, otherwise something chilled, or even some classical like yourself.

    Finally the most important thing. Tea and coffee. Again mood determines which. If I can’t decide, I have both! 🙂

    • Karen Vickers

      5 February 2024 at 11:07

      😃I love how diverse we all are, yes we all have the same goal. Write a damn good book we will be proud of! Thanks for your response. I hope what ever book you are writing, is coming along nicely.

      • Mark Hallworth

        10 February 2024 at 11:31

        You’re welcome, Karen. I’m co-authoring a cosy mystery. It’s the second in a series featuring two quirky amateur sleuths. One a male map-loving geek, the other a female ex-lawyer with different coloured eyes. (They’re both based on the authors before you ask!) What are you writing? 🙂