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To get the ball rolling, we have a question for you:

When and where is your best time and place  to write?

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  1. October 7, 2010 6:58 PM

    Where…the best place for me is at my desk. I have an office upstairs away from the rest of the house. It’s quite and no one bothers me. I sit at my desk with my computer, and write what ever is coming through my head. Somehow I lose myself in this and could go for hours.

    When…Always in the morning. Try to through out the day, off and on.
    If I can’t sleep, I go straight to my computer and write until I get sleepy.

  2. October 9, 2010 6:06 PM

    When: Early in the morning has traditionally been my best time for writing, before the day is underway and the phone starts ringing. Since many of my ideas flesh themselves out during bouts with insomnia, I often wake up eager to capture thoughts while they’re fresh.

    Alternately, a deadline propels me to be prolific anytime of the day or night. Or to think that I am.

    Where: Most actual writing occurs at my desk, but I am most relaxed and my mind is freer on those occasions when I go out to lunch by myself, with only my notebook and a pen. I don’t favor writing by hand but I can outline a new project or tweak an existing one, which I often print out and bring with me.

  3. Betty Rosser permalink
    October 10, 2010 12:10 AM

    When: My best time to write is after my daily devotion, and all things and chores are taken care of. Then and only then am I left to meditate on writing as if I am meditating on a sermon.

    Where: The most comfortable place for me to write is in my den with the t.v. off and the radio down low – no interruptions or distractions.

  4. October 10, 2010 5:09 PM

    When: My best writing time is definitely in the early morning. My brain begins to fade after 2:00 pm therefore I often get up “before the chickens” (between 3 and 5 am) if I really desire to be productive. Secondarily, I have four daughters ranging in age from 3 to 14 so it also helps if I beat them up.

    Where: My favorite place is on the brown suede couch in our family room that has a built in recliner. I purchased this sofa to acquiese my husband…who knew I’d end up using it and enjoying it far more than he.

    Second favorite is Starbucks with a skinny fat free vanilla add sugar free caramel latte in my sweet little hand. I’ve had more opportunities to spread the love of Jesus through Starbucks than any other locale. Thank you God for an overpriced cup of coffee!

  5. Rhea Riddle permalink
    December 18, 2010 7:56 AM

    I write at my desk on my computer any hour of the day or night! Love it! Happy to have found this site.

  6. December 19, 2010 6:37 AM

    My best time to write is early in the morning just after my quiet time. I have been known to write at odd times of the day as God has inspired me with a blog topic, but generally these flow out of my quiet time as devotionals, which I post at (Living the Dream).

  7. May 11, 2011 8:02 AM

    The best time for me to write is when I feel inspired to do so. Inspiration does not always occur at “A Point in Time” that I can immediately type or write my heartfelt words. This dilemma often prevents me from successfully using one my God given gifts. Earl David gave the CC writers group a great suggestion to record our thoughts so we don’t lose them. Thank you Earl! I am going to do that.
    The best place for me to write is at my desk or in the Collierville library early in the day while my brain is still awake (I am an early riser type).

  8. Cheryl Smith permalink
    June 2, 2011 1:41 PM

    When: Honestly I should say not often enough. But I have been known to get up in the middle of the night when an idea or thought wakes me up and pesters me until I get up and write it down.
    Where: My favorite place is at my desk, upstairs where it is quiet and there are fewer distractions.

  9. July 14, 2011 7:37 AM

    Mornings are by far the best time for me to write. I am fresh and renewed. My mind is alert and I’m ready to go. One cup of coffee and short devotional and I off and running to my office. But on the days I must work at my secondary job (not writing), I find myself sitting at my desktop in the evening with my eyes closed and head nodding. On the days I can devote to my writing endeavors, very little else gets done. Consequently, the dust bunnies are flying around my house. I switch the TV channel over to soft jazz music on a low volumn and let my imagination fly. I really have to fight going on the Internet though because that steals away a lot of time before you realize it.

  10. Judy Mosley Fletcher permalink
    January 11, 2012 10:43 PM

    Apparently I’m the “odd ball” again. I love to be outside, so when the sun is shining I am easily distracted. I write best after a prayer in the late evening and early night when it’s dark outside. Most likely you will find me sitting in a recliner in the sunroom with a computer on my lap typing happily as if I had something to say.

  11. March 8, 2013 9:52 PM

    There is no best time for me. I’ve stayed up till 5 a.m. typing, and I’ve gotten up at 2 a.m. to write. I like to write where there is noise, and people, and things happening. My living room is my most common place to write. I only have two children at home now, but I’ve written in the living room when ten children were living in the house because of taking in a troubled team and sharing a house with a single mom of three children. I think I like to feel like I’m not missing anything. Of course, I’m missing almost everything because I’m lost in my writing. Busy coffee shops work for me, and late at night I’ll sometimes put a movie on for noise and activity, then sit on the couch and type.

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