Creating the right environment to write

I don’t know about you, but I need to write where I have light, space, silence and delicious aromas. My oil burner is never far away. My environment is so important. When friends tell me that they write in noisy cafes, I cringe and almost disintegrate in horror.

When clients tell me that they feel stuck with their writing, one question I always ask is… ‘where are you writing?’. Being in the right place, truly does make a difference.

Decide where you want to write

In bed, the lounge, conservatory, your office, in your favourite comfy chair.  It is important that you find a place where you feel at ease, which relaxes you, and enables you the comfort and space to begin and continue to write.

After where, it’s when

  • When do you want to write?
  • First thing in the morning?
  • Last thing at night? In the evening after dinner?

Mornings are my favourite time of day, but often they are disrupted by Marley Moo licking my screen or wanting a cuddle and how can you refuse a beautiful dog a cuddle? So I write when I can.

What else needs to happen to help you to write?

For example if you are an auditory person you may like to have some music on, if you are kinaesthetic you might like to have nice things that you can feel and if you are visual you might like to be in a place where you can see lovely things. There are other things that you may like, for example to burn incense or light a scented candle and if you love your food how about a nice cup of tea and some raw chocolates?

There will always be a perfect time and space for you to write, which suits your personal life style and your unique preferences.  It is so important to your creativity to create and own your environment.

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