Whether you work best by yourself or in the company of others, finding the perfect spot to write is an important step towards producing your best work and developing your writing habits. To that end, we’re looking at some of the best places to begin writing.
Having a dedicated space in your home to write can be incredibly helpful for your productivity. This could be a dedicated office space, where there are few distractions, or a desk elsewhere in your house. Writing in your own home can be one of the most comfortable environments, because it allows you to write at any time of the day, and it is also beneficial for those who like to work in a quiet environment. Writing at home allows you to have more control over the environment, as you can control the noise levels in terms of music or other sounds, and you have the most choice for places to write, with the ability to move to different rooms or a garden if you are able to. Your home will also likely be the ideal writing space for people who have other commitments, such as children or education.
Another popular place to write is in coffee shops. Coffee shops offer a more social working environment, where you will be amongst other people rather than sitting alone. Working in public means that there is ambient noise surrounding you, and many people find that this helps them focus. Cafés can also be beneficial to those who work well in groups, as you can meet up with others and work together. Another benefit of working in a coffee shop is, of course, the proximity to coffee when you want or need it.
Libraries are hidden gems. Options include your local public library, or, if you are a university student, your university library. They will likely both offer free study spaces, though sometimes you will need to book them. Though working in a library can be a more social way of working, remember you are in a place that is designed to be quiet. Libraries have the benefit of offering easy access to material that may help inspire and motivate you when writing.
Both private and public places are worth considering when deciding where you want to write, and both can create the perfect place to motivate you. Adapting and changing your environment depending on what is needed at a specific time will allow you to get your best work down on paper.