Top Ten Inspirational Writing Locales
1. By any window in the Okanagan/Boundary Country — I live in a postcard. Every season, every time of day is breath taking. It feels so good to pause and take in the eye candy, not for long, just to take a breath, letting the ideas come.
2. Inside a busy coffee shop — Okay this may not be as beautiful as #1, but I love all the action going on. A great place to tap into human nature. I’m almost always happily surprised with the results. Sometimes I even get some writing done.
3. Parks/Playgrounds — The fresh air is therapeutic anytime, and my heart is lightened when I hear a child laugh. I focus on the words when it’s quiet, and capture the little moments when it’s not.
4. A lookout over a valley –– It sounds crazy and it might be, but there is something to be said about being up high and looking down on a community puttering away. It’s one of the times I try to capture the weather.
5. In a tree house — Ever notice how people rarely look up. Birds sing, voices pass by and all the while I write away in complete privacy.
6. Library — Our library is very small, but it does have a couple of soft chairs for reading. Here I plop my laptop down on my knees and away I go. The biggest attraction is how easy-peasy it is to get a librarian to help with research.They know everything.
7. Art gallery — I’m all about mood. It gets the juices flowing to take in all forms of art — paintings, sculpture, etc. I find something new every time.
8. On a beach in winter or late fall — I used to live by the Pacific Ocean, then Okanagan Lake. Water laps away, birds call out, and little else happens. You have to sit on a thick blanket, but in the right mood its awesome.
9. Office — I’m sure you knew I’d eventually come to the office, back to the window, plucking away at the computer keys. Well, it can be good too. If I have internet access, I might spend a little too much time online though.
10. I let you pick this one... put it in the comments. I do my best to check them out too.