Mari Suggs Romance Author 

Four Inspirational Places to Write (Other than Cafés)

I don’t know about you, but the last place I ever sit down to write is at my desk. I’m not sure why, maybe it’s because on most days, I’m behind a desk from 9 to 5. Nonetheless, I still have to write. So where do I turn to when I want to get down to it and finish my bestselling novel? (wink wink) Well, here are my four go-to spots:

1. Bookstore

Just around the corner from my house is a Barnes & Noble, most of the time, it is the perfect spot because it’s quiet and it provides the perfect atmosphere for writing. What’s better than being surrounded by books and classical music? Nothing!

2. Park

In my city, there are several places where I can go to and be mesmerized by a lake. I like this because I’m in the open air, and there's something about it that transports me to a peaceful space. This usually sets up the perfect mood for activating my senses, which I then transfer onto the page, creating perfect imagery for my readers.

3. The Beach

Ah, what is better than an ocean view? Not many things. If you think there’s no way you can have peace at your local beach, I beg to differ.  No matter where you live, without a doubt there is an area of the beach that is not congested. That is your spot, the one you should return to time again with your computer, beach chair, ice tea (or coffee, depending on the time of year) and let your fingers transport you to the land of imagination, all while digging your toes in the sand and inhaling the ocean breeze.

4. Backyard

Do you have a backyard, a patio, a terrace? Any of these places will do. The trick is in the design. Make a place where you'll want to turn to when you are tired of writing on your bed. If the lawn is too long, then make sure to keep it up. Select a small space in your backyard that you can make your own; add a temporary rug, cushions, lights or even candles. The point is to create an inviting ambiance that will call you out from your old writing routine. Then, allow magic to happen.

There you have it, my four go-to spots to get creative when writing. Do you have a spot or spots that you turn to? I want to know, maybe I'll try them out myself. Leave a comment below to share your favorite spots!

As a side note, in case you didn’t know, I am also the author of two novels: More Than Words Can Say and Falling For You. You can visit the “book” tab for more information or visit Amazon, they are both available on paperback and kindle!


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