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Post by Ellie_D » 12 Mar 2019, 18:42

Of course that way i am more productive and i have better ideas, if i have someone around me it distracts me.

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Post by Choine » 14 Mar 2019, 18:32

I usually like to be by myself in a quiet area. I get too distracted with noise and I tend to people-watch so I don't like to have anyone around while I'm writing.

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Post by finebunchofnothing » 15 Mar 2019, 12:27

I feel that when I have a brilliant idea and the inspiration to turn this idea into something (moderately) great, I don't care what is happening around me; all I care about is the idea and the process of writing. However, sometimes I need my full concentration in order to be able to write. In these cases, I most certainly would prefer to be alone.
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Post by jgrimshaw » 17 Mar 2019, 14:33

Depends if it’s academic writing or creative writing. If it’s an academic piece I have to be alone and I struggle with getting words out when writing in class. But if it’s a creative piece, I can write anywhere at anytime. But I mostly prefer to be alone in my room at night with my cats.
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Post by jahagen » 20 Mar 2019, 14:28

It depends on what is happening in my environment and who I'm with. I know for a fact that I cannot write if I'm with my family because they're too inconsistent in their activities and extremely distracting and talkative. I've found that I can write with my boyfriend in the room with me, as long as he's gaming with headphones on because any noises he makes are random and quiet enough that they don't disturb me.
If I am completely alone, I have to listen to some type of instrumental music or soundtracks (without lyrics) because complete silence gets to be a bit overbearing. But I can't have the TV on in the background or have music with lyrics because the words distract me too much.
To my surprise, I've also found that I can write fairly well in places like Starbucks (as long as conversation is generally evenly placed), because it's a decent amount of ambient noise without anything demanding my attention.

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Post by Renu G » 22 Mar 2019, 05:19

I like to be alone when I'm writing. Being with people around can affect my thinking process.

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Post by OskaWrites » 04 Apr 2019, 07:45

I like to be physically alone because other people can be very disrespectful to my peace - except when I was a student and worked in the library. But for the most part physically alone but with a chat open so I can bounce ideas off friends.

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Post by AKShanmar12 » 05 Apr 2019, 13:36

My husband and I both work from home, and he is on the phone most of the time. In a lot of ways I would prefer to alone to write, but on the other hand, once I actually get immersed in what I am doing, I might as well be alone. TV is the biggest thing I cannot tolerate.

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Post by Adealaric » 07 Apr 2019, 21:55

Yes. It aids my Concentration.

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