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Do you write while in nature or sitting by the water?

Post by Quickstudy » 09 May 2019, 23:24

Some writers attest to a tranuquil environment like nature or a body of water to bring forth inspired ideas. Does anyone have experiences to confirm nature can be an inspiration and aid in expressing ideas?

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Post by Eclecticmama » 10 May 2019, 21:14

I've actually gotten a lot of my ideas when I'm taking a shower. Usually, if I am outside I get distracted by things going on around me. Like if I see a wild animal for instance. I will forget what I am doing when I am watching an animal just live its life!

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Post by Artizi » 12 May 2019, 09:53

Neither, really. I prefer writing sitting at a comfortable desk and in a comfortable environment. Writing outside is not my cup of tea.
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Post by Quickstudy » 12 May 2019, 14:56

Artizi wrote:
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Neither, really. I prefer writing sitting at a comfortable desk and in a comfortable environment. Writing outside is not my cup of tea.
Thanks for commenting. I find nature to be inspirational.

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Post by Quickstudy » 12 May 2019, 14:58

Eclecticmama wrote:
10 May 2019, 21:14
I've actually gotten a lot of my ideas when I'm taking a shower. Usually, if I am outside I get distracted by things going on around me. Like if I see a wild animal for instance. I will forget what I am doing when I am watching an animal just live its life!
Thanks for your comments. Nature can be entertaining.

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Post by CinWin » 12 May 2019, 20:03

I think writing while surrounded by nature and water is very inspirational to me. I mostly write on peaceful subjects, but even the occasional violent content that might enter seems to be tempered by the peace of nature.
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Post by ferry flawless » 18 May 2019, 07:24

I like to write in nature more than by the river.

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Post by lucia_kizas » 19 May 2019, 03:52

Actually, last year I took my laptop to the seaside to write on the beach, but it was too distracting. However, I prefer to edit my work outside.

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Post by eastandalchemy » 29 May 2019, 08:34

I have tried several times to write will sitting in nature. I can never seem to get comfortable enough to get the words going. It always seems like a good idea until I'm trying to scribble words on a tiny notebook balanced on my knee :) Maybe if I was laying in a hammock or sitting at a table at a park I could get in the zone.

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Post by beccabecky » 29 May 2019, 09:43

Nature, for sure. It's nice to be relaxed by the sound sounds of nature and be able to connect with the great outdoors.

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Post by Lady-of-Literature » 31 May 2019, 18:50

I write in my house but I enjoy playing nature sounds with the blinds open to feel like I'm outside and/or near water.

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Post by Kyrenora » 12 Jun 2019, 22:07

Honestly, wherever I am, my environment tends to influence my writing. It's easier to write my more carefree characters when I'm relaxing in my backyard. When I'm working with a character who is more stressed and anxious, I'll do that better when sitting at an overly cluttered desk. I mean... yeah... that's totally why I keep it this messy...

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Post by clint_csperry-org » 13 Jun 2019, 13:18

When the weather permits, I accompany my wife while she is whale watching. We normally park at a State Park overlooking the ocean. I get the ocean breeze, sounds of the ocean and sometimes pesky gulls looking for a handout. But the occasion is relaxing and sometimes even inspiring.

I have pulled into state parks often, or the woods on occasion. Then there is also the backyard where I am surrounded by flowers.

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Post by Nisha Ward » 13 Jun 2019, 19:36

I've never had the opportunity to but I'd prefer writing in nature if I could.
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