Making Your Writing Space Work for You – Daily Quote


Everyone knows how a writer creates a masterpiece. They hibernate in secluded woodsy cabins, channeling Thoreau, as they cuddle next to a roaring fire, penning profound theories, and communing with nature. Some writers become recluses, hoarding poetry in self-bound volumes, and sharing their creations with select friends and family members. Writer’s block frustrations are drowned in alcohol and bad behavior. Today’s modern incarnations haunt coffee shops, with laptops, and earbuds as they compose caffeinated diatribes.

There is no perfect writing space. The challenge of putting words, sentences, and thoughts on a page is also what makes the process so rewarding. I scribble ideas on napkins, sales receipts, and the back of parking tickets. I pound my fingers on the keyboard while sitting in hospital rooms, doctor’s offices, and waiting areas. Notes appear on my phone when the mechanic repairs my car, and during quiet moments at boring social events.

I have found a little difficulty, the test of a struggle, helps hone my resolve and forces me to dig deeper, concentrate on my assigned task, and do the work. Some days I am happy to perch on my milk crate, with my laptop balanced on my knees. None of it matters when the narrative flows. Time stops, reality recedes, and for a while, I live in the fantasy.

Do you have a favorite place to write?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

10 thoughts on “Making Your Writing Space Work for You – Daily Quote

  1. I,like scribbling on paper anywhere, wrapped up on the saofa, at the beach hut and in cafes. I have been know to sneak out my note book and write while Cyberspouse is at the bar ordering our food. Actually typing into the computer has progressed from a lap top on a table, to a corner in the bedroom – self preservation and a need to sleep drove Cyberspouse to suggest rearranging rooms so I now have a little nest overlooking the garden.

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    • Wow a writing room with a view. 😎 It sounds lovely. Where I write is a constantly evolving process, often tied to my mood or even the weather. I hate going to the coffee shop in the rain. Looks like you have found the key to getting the work done. 🖋

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  2. Actually, I don’t have a favorite place to write. I have a place where I write. I have a kitchen table that I’ve used as a desk and might serve better, but it’s been covered and surrounded by many things I had to bring back from two offices. For now, I sit on the bed, cross-legged or leaning back, with the laptop on a pillow in front of me, if not on my legs. I try to remember to take a book and a notebook with me where’er I go, since ideas or phrases come to mind sometimes inopportunely. I trust your writing place will continue to work for you, and I hope you have happy weekend. Thanks again for an important question.

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    • I understand. If I waited for the perfect day, the perfect spot, I wouldn’t have anything written. It takes perseverance to block distractions and less than ideal conditions to do the work. (I have been known to write in bed too). I hope you have a great weekend, my friend. 🙂


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