Thursday, June 2, 2011

Inspired by Favorite Places

I like to write in silence. While some authors escape to coffee shops, and others play music while they create, I prefer absolute quiet. My best writing happens when I’m at my desk, inside my home office, with the door closed. I don’t like distractions.

Although I don’t often write outside, I love to read outdoors, and find inspiration for my stories in beautiful settings. When I need to revive my artistic spirit, I visit my favorite places. The first is my own backyard. The second is near the water in my preferred vacation spot. Surrounded by these lovely views, my creative well is refilled.

This is the place I enjoy most. Home. I’ve written most of my books here.

Here’s my favorite vacation spot. I wrote two full-length novels here.

Do you have a favorite place that restores your creative soul? Where do you like to read or write?

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Marie Rose Dufour said...

I love to read outside in my backyard. Writing is mostly done inside with no distractions, or as little distractions as possible. The hubby always wants to talk to me as I sit down to write!

Delaney Diamond said...

I prefer to write in peace and quiet in my home office, too. But I'm not opposed to hauling the laptop downstairs to the den or sometimes writing in bed.

When I'm on vacation, I don't usually write, but it's a good time to get in some reading, esp. if the journey is long by plane or train.

Adele Dubois said...

Marie--I know exactly what you mean. I lock my office door when I'm writing. When I try to read outside or on the sofa, someone in the house is bound to start talking to me.

Delaney--I love to read on vacation. That's number one on my to do list, especially at the beach.

Thanks for visiting and commenting!


Tina Donahue said...

I am so with you, Adele. If it's not absolutely quiet, I can't think. Music drives me nuts while I'm trying to write. However, if I'm driving, somehow the music brings scenes from my WIP to mind and allows me to create richer characters and settings. It's just when I'm in front of the computer that I need everything else to go away. :)

Sarah J. McNeal said...

I, too, spend much of my time on the deck writing. I do my first draft mostly in long hand. It's wonderful to enjoy the sounds of nature and enjoy nature out there. I hate that in winter, I have to stay indoors.
I love your cover. Desert Nectar looks like a great, steamy story.

Adele Dubois said...

Tina--We share similar views. I love listening to music in my car and often plot while I'm driving. Once inside my office, though, I need quiet.

Sarah--Once I learned to compose on the computer, I was never able to write longhand again. It's useful to be able to write anywhere.
Glad you love my book cover. I love it too!

Thanks for commenting.


Fiona McGier said...

I'm with you Adele, in doing all of my writing on the laptop. Actually my handwriting is so abysmal that sometimes even I can't read it! Besides, after 8 years of piano lessons and many years of writing and typing 25-page papers in one night on my old manual typewriter, I'm very fast at typing without looking at the keys. So I actually can type faster than I can write, and I don't have to erase anything I want to change!
Very hot cover! Phew!

Adele Dubois said...

Fiona--I can type much faster than I write longhand. When I'm plotting a new story and creating character profiles, I do like to sit with a cup of coffee and a notepad and write those out longhand. Once the story is ready to be told, I prefer the computer.

Thanks for stopping by to comment. Glad you like my cover!


Rawiya said...

I'm late but I like this post.

I write in my kitchen since we have no space ut I know when I was in New Orleans, I would've got a lot of writing done if I wasn't on Vacay with hubby and friends.

It was truly inspiring!