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So my question today is where do you create?  I was going to say write, but there are artists and musicians on my friends list as well. 

This can be taken in two ways I could mean ‘where do you sit to create?’ or I could mean ‘where is your work set?’

I guess I probably mean both. 

When creating is easy for me I can do it sitting on my bed or in the room that is our office/library.  When things aren’t going as well I have a place in my room where people can’t see me from the door.  It is a pretty small area and my husband laughs about it, but I can get a lot done in my little space.  And I can reach most of my reference books without moving much.   

When I write my fiction is mostly set in and around Boston.  The funny thing is that when I lived in Boston my fiction was all set in the ‘greater Philadelphia area’ – I don’t know why I always where I am not living but it seems easier somehow.  Maybe the distance makes my vision clearer?

How about you guys? Do you have a favorite place to create? Or a favorite place to set your creations?

Oh and by the way, I do use a scratching post as desk – it is a perfect height and the cats like to climb in and out of it while I am writing.   

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cornerofmadness
May. 8th, 2012 02:33 am (UTC)
pretty much anywhere. I prefer to write on paper. I write worse at a computer with internet access since I have no self control. I mostly write in front of the tv and in boring meetings and test days are great writing hours for me because there is no distractions
bodgei
May. 8th, 2012 10:51 am (UTC)
I do a lot of the thinking part of writing at work I run a warehouse and so I spend most of the day alone and thinking. I have a learning disablitly so writing on paper dosn't work well for me. I have to say I'm a little jelous of people who can compose on paper.
cornerofmadness
May. 8th, 2012 09:32 pm (UTC)
the alone time would be good for composing in your head.

and typing makes my dyslexia worse so that's why I prefer paper. Transfering it allows me my first edit as well so for me it works out though I seem to be a dying breed
bodgei
May. 9th, 2012 10:58 am (UTC)
yeah it is good for that.

I find that the paper makes my dyslexia worse but reading on a screen after a time makes it worse, so I normaly compose on a computor and then print out for editing. I touch type so I'm not normaly looking at the screen when I type.

I know heeps of people who compose in long hand first - I don't think there is any risk of your breed dying.
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fallenidol_453
May. 8th, 2012 02:40 am (UTC)
I write anywhere on campus, but the greatest bursts of inspirations came in specific places depending on the term. In my first term, it was the reading room next to the bakery. Second term, my English Composition II class. Now? My Public Speaking class.

Unfortunately, an area I can never write in on campus is in the game room, which is where all of my friends are. They are loud and distracting but damn it, I love them to pieces.
bodgei
May. 8th, 2012 11:00 am (UTC)
I can see that the room next to the bakery would be a good place for inspiration. Although I live across the street from a bakery and they burn all the time.

yeah freinds can be distracting
trystan830
May. 8th, 2012 02:50 am (UTC)
oddly enough.... in my car. most of the time i get the best ideas when i'm not thinking of anything while driving my car. when i carried larger bags, i'd include a little tape player to record ideas that struck me right then.

when it comes to the actual creating of something? well, you've seen my computer spot. that's it. =)
bodgei
May. 8th, 2012 11:03 am (UTC)
That's not odd - it's probably when you have the most time alone.

Yeah. that would be way to public for me. lol
trystan830
May. 8th, 2012 01:45 pm (UTC)
this is true... when i'm by myself with no distractions. one time i had a fanfic idea on my way to my dentist appointment - which is down by my inlaws, so that was like an hour car ride by myself.

lol, yeah.....
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jongibbs
May. 8th, 2012 08:32 am (UTC)
I wrote almost all of Barnum's Revenge at my local McDonalds :)
bodgei
May. 8th, 2012 10:44 am (UTC)
See that is somthing that needs to go in the dedication tot he book "and I'd like to thank my local McDonalds for haveing cheap food and tables the perfict hight"
jongibbs
May. 8th, 2012 10:58 am (UTC)
They do and it will :)
bodgei
May. 8th, 2012 11:12 am (UTC)
hehehe
writerfreek
May. 10th, 2012 04:13 am (UTC)
I write wherever inspiration hits, but it's always on a bed, whether it's mine or my boyfriend's, or my best friend's haha. I sprawl out and move around way too much to sit at a desk or table somewhere. My creativity comes best when I'm comfortable. And I get my best ideas in the shower or going on a walk. I don't know why, but I know I'm not the only one haha.

Your little corner is genius, however, because it's probably nice to not be interrupted. I'll have to look into that :)
bodgei
May. 10th, 2012 10:59 am (UTC)
I do a lot of writing on my bed as well. I love writting on the bed - at least when the words are flowing. I used to have a whole list of writers who wrote in bed.

The corner is nice, sort of part writing space, part library part 'man cave' LOL
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