Who?Who are we writing for? Are we writing purely for ourselves? For blog readers? For friends and family? Personally, I am a very selfish writer. I write for me first. Only after I've written something do I look at who else might be interested in what I've created. Sometimes the contents is of a nature that I know appeals to my mom or my best friend. Other times, it may be something about my illnesses and recovery. Perhaps I've written about a sunset I saw on my way home. My content will almost always determine who my poetry is for.
Where?Where do you do your best writing? Do you write in a coffee shop with a nice caramel latte? Or are you in the comfort of your own home, sitting in a comfortable chair, writing in your pajamas? Maybe you have found you do your best writing at a desk. I think this is a fun question. I always, ALWAYS have a journal of some kind with me, so I can (and often do) write whenever an idea pops up. I love writing with a group of other writers. I'm lucky enough to have a very active writing community where I live that meets regularly for "write-ins" at a local restaurant. I like being out in the world, letting the environment inspire me.
When do you do your best writing? Are you a morning writer who has to get it done early before the happenings of the day get in your way? Are you a night owl, burning the midnight oil because your muse comes alive after dark? Perhaps you're like me. I have found that my writing usually happens most easily when I'm faced with a looming deadline. (For example, this post goes live in 3 hours and here I am just now getting it done!) Pressure leads to productivity for me. Does this always produce quality writing? No, but I'd venture to guess that no other times are any more influential on the quality of my creations. When I'm faced with a deadline, my inner critic knows to be silent and just let me get the words down. When I have more time on my hands, the opposite happens and I end up picking a piece apart, never really satisfied with what I've done.
So what about you? Who do you write for? When and where do you write? I'd love to see your comments below!
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