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What’s Your Ideal Writing Environment?

I’ll be straight to the point; I need help! Specifically, I need some advice on the ideal writing environment. I have a couple of ideas that I want to put into writing but every time I’m at the keyboard, the words just won’t flow from the idea to my head and ultimately onto the keyboard. I’m stumped.

I’m sure that if you’re a blogger, you’d surely have fallen into this trap a few times. More importantly, I’m very sure that you’ve overcome this problem. Would you help a fellow blogger out of this trap? I hope you would and I would be grateful if you share some pointers by commenting below.

Here’s a few experiments in blogging environment that I’ve tried:

  • Writing in the middle of the night, when everyone else is asleep
  • Writing during lunch breaks, when most colleagues are out
  • Waking up very early in the morning and start writing

All of the above work some of the time, but not consistent enough. What’s your ideal environment?

7 responses to “What’s Your Ideal Writing Environment?”.

  1. environment Says:

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  2. Zul Says:

    Hi Azmeen,

    I usually found the third (waking up early) works rather effective. But as the time goes by, it gets me into thinking that an ideal writing environment is really a myth until we take into account the location, space and the added variety of other elements.

    For instance, when I am stuck with the writer’s block while writing at my desk station, i found myself writing better when I moved my laptop in front of the tv, or even on my bed!

    Most of the time I prefer a quite environment, but at times when I write while listening to music, the idea flows faster. Try it.

    Off course the works best when you’re mobile (laptop) and have easy access to wireless network.

  3. ethel Says:

    I think both the silence and the music influence my writings. Sometimes I need loud music to express myself.. and sometimes I need total silence to focus on the writings.

    But like Zul said, it works best when you have laptop. You get to move around, looking for the perfect spot to write. :mrgreen:

  4. Site Admin Azmeen Says:

    Hello Zul,

    Thank you for sharing your tips! You have no idea how much I appreciate them.

    I’ve tried writing while in front of the TV. I tend to get more ideas while watching some of the more educational programs such as those aired on Discovery and National Geographic.

    Personally, I’m not really “in” to music. In fact, my favourite radio station is BBC World Service. I just go nuts when driving in KL because the beeb is not available there 🙁

    Nevertheless, I’ll try writing while listening to music next time. Any particular genre you recommend?

    Heya ethel,

    Missed your visits!

    Another recommendation to write while listening to music I see. Again, I have to ask; what, in your opinion, is a good genre to listen to while writing?

    I do use a laptop at home and I usually use it in the living room or at the dinner table. Mostly because those are the places where I can hook it up to the phone line (yeah, I should get wireless, I know 😛 )

  5. ethel Says:

    *heehee* Heya Azmeen,

    Get a wife/wireless already!! :mrgreen:

    I dunno about you but opera music gives me the inspiration to write (blogs, emails, letters.. etc). You’d probably prefer other genre, but try it out.. see if it suits your mood. 😀

  6. ethel Says:

    OMG! I meant to say wifi not wife!! OMG OMG, I’m so sorry for the typo. Habislah.. nanti your Mrs. marah ni! >.<

  7. Site Admin Azmeen Says: