Write on.

I seem to have been grabbing every spare moment to write my third novel at the moment and it occurred to me that many writers have set ways of getting stories onto paper and have places that they prefer to write.

For me, I love to write outside, especially when I am on holiday. I like to sit amongst the hustle and bustle of people on a beach, or by a pool and scribble notes inspired from people I see around me. I enjoy watching how families interact, what people wear and even the personalities of their pets!

I tend to start my books with pages and pages of hand written notes, then the story grows as I begin to weave the characters into the plot, on my computer. My studio has a window onto the garden and I have views that span for miles. If I open the window on a sunny day, it inspires me to be at my desk and write.

I found a few articles about famous writers and where, or how, they wrote their books and thought it would be fun to share them with you.

D.H. Lawrence enjoyed writing outdoors, beneath the shade of a tree. He found a trunk to lean against wherever he went, from pine trees in New Mexico to great firs in Germany’s Black Forest. Discussing his predilection, Lawrence noted, “The trees are like living company.”

Agatha Christie had two important demands for the renovation of her mansion. She informed her architect, “I want a big bath, and I need a ledge because I like to eat apples.” Christie constructed her plots in a large Victorian tub, one bite at a time.

Source: Writers Digest: http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/there-are-no-rules/13-quirky-workplaces-of-famous-writers

Stephen King. In his book On Writing, King says that he writes 10 pages a day without fail, even on holidays. That’s a lot of writing each day, and it has led to some incredible results: King is one of the most prolific writers of our time.

Source: Write to Done: http://writetodone.com/learn-from-the-greats-7-writing-habits-of-amazing-writers/

2 thoughts on “Write on.

  1. Great piece and research – just goes to show there’s no right or wrong way or place to get your writing done, Lizzie! 😀
    I’m lucky to have somewhere quiet (except for bird song and the dogs occasionally getting excited about seeing a pheasant!) and green foliage everywhere I look – I don’t care what the weather’s like so long as a kettle and tea bag are close to hand… 😉


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