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Re: Is seclusion important for creative writing

Post by BoyLazy » 30 Sep 2017, 09:38

It's required to put our thoughts together
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Post by eelavahs-jay » 16 Oct 2017, 07:56

Absolutely, I write best when there aren't any distractions around. I dislike noise in general though.

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Post by Brandi Noelle » 26 Oct 2017, 13:39

It's a personal preference and sometimes, it can even vary on mood. If I'm feeling overwhelmed or stressed, I usually like to shut myself up in my bedroom and write. If I'm more relaxed, I like to go to my local coffee shop and write. It can be pretty loud there, so I use ear buds and listen to music.

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Post by Sushan » 19 Jun 2018, 13:56

physical seclusion is not always necessary, what is needed is the mental seclusion. If you can practice that, surrounding environment won't be a problem at all
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Post by writerlady1904 » 19 Jun 2018, 21:32

We don't have a lot of space, so my desk is in the family room. Granted, I don't have kids but I do have a husband who not only dislikes books and reading, thinks writing is some sort of self punishment. If I were to banish myself into a secluded room he sure enough would think I was being self destructive. I have two cats that think it is their job to be paper weights and supervisors that sprawl and perch on my desk as I write. I have four dogs that insist I'm in eyesight at all times or else they are positive aliens have abducted me and put up a horrendous fuss. It is much more productive if I just submit to my family and write within their ability to intervene if my sitting and writing somehow becomes deadly.

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Post by rave_2 » 20 Jun 2018, 12:11

Like many others have said, it depends on the person.

As for me, isolation does not help with creativity, as it can happen at any time. If I was around a few people, then I wouldn't have a problem coming up with ideas.
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Post by Yicheng Liu » 24 Jun 2018, 08:55

Really, it depends on the person and, really, I think writing during an organised writing session inside a library with other writers to be quite motivating and planning special get-togethers with other writers actually gives me an excuse to leave my house and get some writing done as I would mostly find myself just be too unmotivated to write productively left to my own devices with no one around to hold me accountable.

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