Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Maugham, Twain, Christie, Dylan Thomas, Graham Greene and a plethora of lesser known names have something in common besides being writers. They wrote in hotels. A little room where they could focus on their writing. Where food, drink (plenty of it in some cases) and other needs were met, so the focus was the writing. Being in a different place, but a place that’s YOUR place for the moment, may help get the creative synapses popping.
Write Anywhere #10: Hotel Room
I spent three days in a beautiful hotel and had a lot of quiet time to reflect. The desk cleared of everyday clutter invited me to sit and write, to cover it with notebooks, folders and computer. It’s not something I’m able to do on a regular basis, but I’ll definitely do it again if time and finances permit. If you feel you’re never making time for your writing, buy it a room for a night, get it some room service and see where your Muse takes you.
This week’s Sparkling Gems: blog posts you have to read! Check them out:
- When The Going Gets Tough by Ann Aguirre over at Writer Unboxed
- What A Navy Seal Can Teach You About Fearless Writing at Copyblogger
- What To Do With Pain on Donald Miller’s Blog
- Missing In Action by Charles W. Sasser
- Writing Life: Clustering at Goggles and Lace
- The Longterm Effects of Gravity and Other Things About Turning 50 That Suck from Diana Douglas