Thursday, August 06, 2015

Writing Habits and Inspiration Places



Mr. Wright did some of his best writing early in the morning. He got up around 6:00 A.M. Sometimes, it was earlier during the summer months. He only needed a bottle of ink, a fountain pen, and his legal yellow pad when he climbed to the top of a hill in Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn. On that hill, he would fill page after page as he occassionally glanced down on the brownstones and tenement houses near the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Brownstones near Ft. Greene

Note: A place to write is very important to me. I find it difficult to write where I live at that moment. It's too suburban and much too bland a scene. I love the comfort and safety of the neighborhood but it dosen't lend much to inspiration. So, there are times when I use my imagination and I travel to places in order to get started. What about you? Do you require a place or do you develop this place in your mind?

2 comments:

neena maiya (aka guyana gyal) said...

I write better when I'm at home, anybody's home as long as there's not too much distraction around me. No cafes or other open spaces as some people can do.

But I can really get lost in what I'm writing, everything disappears. Except mosquitoes, oh how I hate them.

Stephen A. Bess said...

Hi Neena. That's great. I'm trying to get to that place here in my home. I hate the mosquitos too (in my backyard).

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