Writing in Nature
While attending my local chapter meetings of Romance Writers of America, I noticed many speakers are asked about their process of writing. We often wonder if the more successful or more prolific author has a secret we have not yet discovered. Many of these authors write every day or almost every day. They might have a particular time or place that they write. Starbucks is mentioned quite often. Others wake up early before work or the kids get up so they have a quiet environment. I found it interesting that one writer checks herself into a hotel room when a deadline is quickly approaching.
I am constantly trying out different locations in search of the best time and place for me to write. Remembering I had once heard that being out in nature enhances your creativity, I decided to write on my porch. Unfortunately, the view pictured is not from my own porch, but from my brother’s deck in
Fortunately, my brother Bob and his wife Beth invited me to their home in the Northwest for a couple of weeks. I could understand why some authors check into hotels. Being away from home keeps you from being distracted by chores or projects that need to be done. The wonderful weather in
So, yes, writing in nature does help enhance your creativity. At least it does mine. So…what am I going to do when I get back to the hot temperatures in
Until next week,