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What is your favorite time of day to write?

  1. elisabeth reid profile image62
    elisabeth reidposted 10 years ago

    I don't just mean hubpages, though that counts, too.  I mean when you feel that creative urge and you want to sit down and let the language flow until something beautiful comes out, whether it's a short story, a bit of a novel, a poem or, yes, a hub.

    1. profile image45
      vivnelsonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I find mid morning is the best, I've had time to wake up and knock the sleep completely out of my system - sometime late at night can be good too as you are not likely to get an annoying phone call and your not generally distracted as much.

  2. Originplus profile image56
    Originplusposted 10 years ago

    In the morning....when I'm wide awake and clear minded. Im an early bird.

    1. Betty HouseWife profile image64
      Betty HouseWifeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Me too after a huge shot of coffee ! But I sometimes get a sudden rush of energy and inspiration really late at night too.

  3. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 10 years ago

    Anytime that is QUIET smile

    1. funride profile image74
      funrideposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      My favorite time of day to write is during the night big_smile

    2. atomswifey profile image64
      atomswifeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh I second that!
      I have to have it really quiet when I write.

    3. rebekahELLE profile image87
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      definitely needs to be quiet and still, I love writing really late at night or out in nature any time if it's quiet.

      I have small notebooks around the house, car, purse. once I even wrote a short poem with an eyebrow pencil ~~~~ I was in the bath tub. smile

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        Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        can't go wrong with being in the bathtub! lol and for me I actually have to have movies playing in the backgrond. sometiems I like it quiet other times I need something going on so I can write. And I am with you. I have a notebook at home and one in my purse! we think a like there. lol

        1. rebekahELLE profile image87
          rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I'm going to bed soon tonight but I have your new hubs on my list to read tomorrow~ wink

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            Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            aaa thanks rebekah that is nice of ya. sweet dreams chica

  4. elisabeth reid profile image62
    elisabeth reidposted 10 years ago

    I'll take any time that I can get, precious little that it is...my favorite time is evenings when everyone's in bed and asleep and things are peaceful.  Then I like to pull out a notebook and pen, sit in my chair with a cup of coffee and just let go.

  5. profile image0
    emmabalmerposted 10 years ago

    I usually write as soon as I can in the morning because I'm usually lying awake in bed at 2:00 a.m. trying to decide which way to go with my book and which story to tell next.

    Morning is a pretty creative time, but I write whenever I get a free moment.

  6. Zsuzsy Bee profile image88
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 10 years ago

    Whenever I have a moment. Early mornings..late at night...zs

  7. Marco_Man profile image50
    Marco_Manposted 10 years ago

    4pm EST, "Smoke and Pancake"....

  8. William F. Torpey profile image75
    William F. Torpeyposted 10 years ago

    I prefer to write late in the evening when interruptions are less likely to occur. At 72, my instant recall takes about 10 to 15 minutes, so I lose a lot of good writing time when I my train of thought goes off the track. A cup of steaming hot coffee doesn't hurt, either.

  9. profile image47
    kiwiguyposted 10 years ago

    Kia Ora there fellow scribes of the keyboard.

    I tend to write my best stuff late at night,  as my flattie (roomate in American language) isn't up to  disturb me with all his house noise, you know how people are,  f**k**g noisy creatures they are when your on a computer, as your hearing is more acute whilst on a puter, I have the puter in my lounge, is my office too...and hey, coffee is your best friend when writing late, trust me. smile

    I also write mid afternoon, then have a three-four, whateva, hour break from the WHOLE COMPUTER environment and go for a walk into the village here and meet people and just forget about the internet and everything..is called emptying the mind of all technical clutter and the internet...I have found through personal experience and books etc, that STAYING ON a puter ALL day is NO good for the soul and mind...so people in offices the world over, take note, your shrinking and frying your brain quicker if you stay on a puter all day, find balance and stick to it and be the boss of your puter, it's not the other way around am afraid.

    PS: Am a newbie on this site, but not a newbie to the internet, since 1999, so know how these m/board type forums work, I still remember chatting in YAHOO movie chat rooms,
    all their politics and sometimes waste of bandwidth space, like today still.
    My background,  have written, dabbled rather, in screenplays, have completed 3 feature length ones on and off since 2000, now just looking for the right producer who WON'T SCREW me over...have been there once eh, never again my babies!..Have done a-bit of freelancing in the past as well, as in general pieces.

    Ask me anything re writing screenplays, and I'll give you good brief advice and no bullshit!..it will save you buying any of the two hundred odd books on screenwriting, which most of them are utter American crap anyway and confuse you more..I learnt by doing eh, you only learn by doing really, attending one year filmschool to get me going on the basics, and have also made
    short films as part of the 48hr film competition we have here in NZ every May..write-shoot-edit, and no script allowed to be done before the start time...try it!  smile
    My profile on here, will be developed much later when I deem it more important than other things I have going on at the moment..Hey I go now, writing work to do keyboard pounders!  smile

    -Gregg. Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand.
    E-Mail: kiwiscript@hotmail.com

  10. Soya profile image52
    Soyaposted 10 years ago

    i prefer to write after the sunset...

  11. topstuff profile image61
    topstuffposted 10 years ago

    In the evening or at night.Its unmanagable for me to write in the mornings though thats a pretty good time with a fresh mood and mind.

  12. ripplemaker profile image83
    ripplemakerposted 10 years ago

    i am a morning person...usually that works best for me.  But there are nights when thoughts would come in and i find myself writing then. smile

  13. Thom Carnes profile image52
    Thom Carnesposted 10 years ago

    I remember an English writer (I think it may have been Kingsley Amis) saying once that amateur writers only write when they feel inspired, but professional writers write *any time* - when they ill, hungover, frustrated, depressed, etc. They set themselves a timetable or a target, and they stick to it, come what may.

    Sounds impressive - but perhaps a little overly ambitious for most of us mere humans!

    1. Dorsi profile image92
      Dorsiposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I write whenever I get a chance, but my favorite time is when the house is empty, the animals are in another room (except if they are behaving themselves then they get to stay while I write)
      It could be anytime of day, but probably late at night would be my favorite time.
      I have learned to write under all sorts of different circumstances, as I've always had lots of distractions, my sons have adhd, so they were always bouncing around, I also have a business with frequent fires to be out out and problems to be solved, so I've learned to take whatever time I can to write!
      I've always maintained that to make any money at your craft it's a must to discipline yourself. It's hard sometimes but necessary!

      1. arrrgonaut profile image53
        arrrgonautposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        It's hard for me to write anything before midnight.  But maybe that's because I make myself write something everyday, so I end up doing a lot of scribbling right before bed time.

        Coffee also a must.

  14. risend profile image46
    risendposted 10 years ago

    When I set some time away to stare at a blank white screen. I usually scribble down ideas in my notebook when I am going through the daily stuff. I find ideas hit me when I am commuting.

  15. Flashfire profile image50
    Flashfireposted 10 years ago

    My favorite time to write is at around 1-4 A.M.  My creative juices ooze out of me during those peak hours. 2 more hours to go...lol

  16. robbell profile image57
    robbellposted 10 years ago

    I like to write first thing during the day, although I also find myself creative at around 2-3 in the morning. It sometimes takes a few coffees to get the creative juices flowing though!

  17. Karen and Lesley profile image64
    Karen and Lesleyposted 10 years ago

    That's a tough one.  I can't really say that I have a favourite time to write.  First I have to answer the question when do I have time to write?  So some days it can be early in the morning then again it can be late at night or even during the day if I get a spare minute to put pen to paper.  I can tell you that whenever I have some spare time (especially at work) I find myself planning or starting a story.  I just love writing and I find personally that I do it any time.

    Lesley

  18. Paraglider profile image94
    Paragliderposted 10 years ago

    My favourite time to write is early evening, after a couple of beers to relax from work. However - though the alcohol helps the flow, it doesn't help the precision, and I prefer the cold light of morning for editing, before submitting anything important. Creation and Revision are very different process, and best tackled separately, I find.

  19. VioletSun profile image78
    VioletSunposted 10 years ago

    I am night owl, and prefer to write in the late evening. During the day my mind is busy with other tasks such as business, household responsibilites, so nightime is best for me, and since I work from home with my mate, I get to sleep late. smile

  20. Betty Jo Petty profile image60
    Betty Jo Pettyposted 10 years ago

    every chance I get.

    1. elisabeth reid profile image62
      elisabeth reidposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Sadly, I don't get all that many chances.

      Is Spring Break over yet?

      Purty pleeeeeeaaaaaaase?

  21. Woody Marx profile image71
    Woody Marxposted 10 years ago

    I write ALL the time...because I write in my head....so I can write things lying down in bed in the morning etc. or when I am waiting for a bus etc. I am not saying my writing is 'good' writing...but it is the way I do it.  smile

  22. Mia Hampton profile image52
    Mia Hamptonposted 10 years ago

    Mine is in the morning when my mind is clear and at night when everything is silent.

  23. Kelley Eidem profile image59
    Kelley Eidemposted 10 years ago

    Oftentimes, I get ideas around 11 pm at night. So I end up writing quite a bit between 11 and 2 am. It sucks when I have to get up early the next morning. ;-)

    But I like writing at any time. I never get writer's block. Never. The blank page rarely stays blank for more than a few seconds. That's what's great about deleting. I just write something and then start over.

    When I was writing my book, there was one day when I wrote for 13 hours. That was a great day! Then there is revision, revision, revision.

    The best to you.

    Kelley Eidem

  24. dcbrown2000 profile image61
    dcbrown2000posted 10 years ago

    My favorite time for writing is when I get an idea.  This could be any hour of the day.  I just stop what I am doing and pour out my thoughts while they are fresh.

  25. cjcs profile image59
    cjcsposted 10 years ago

    I like to write whenever I happen to have something to say.  If I'm in the middle of a novel or similar project,  I like to get my minimum words in as soon as it's feasible just to get it out of the way...when I do that, I tend to write even more later in the day.  On those days that I just can't get the gumption up to write, I'll plop myself in front of the computer and get the minimum words out just before bedtime.  Whenever I do it and no matter to what degree I have motivation, I find the general quality of the work stays about the same.

    For me, the key isn't so much when I write, but how tired I am when I'm writing.

  26. Om Paramapoonya profile image96
    Om Paramapoonyaposted 10 years ago

    My favorite time to write fiction is early morning when my mind is fresh and energetic and carefree and not cluttered. Then I write on hubpages and blog at night when my brain gets a bit calmer.

  27. DJ Funktual profile image79
    DJ Funktualposted 10 years ago

    5:30am just before bed when I know that everyone else in the world is sleeping.  There is such a sense of empowerment of knowing you are the only one truly alive at that moment.

    In terms of a place rather than a time I would say that the best Poetry I ever did was always on a subway train going from Brooklyn to Manhattan on the way to work.

  28. rajan_niku profile image55
    rajan_nikuposted 10 years ago

    well my favorite time pass is reading eyes   and writing on vast no of topics in what ever field i get to. may be itzz a tech savvy or poems or some thing special
    just here is a few lines that i tried to write for a momentum, if any reviews or correction plzz feel free to tell
    "The white beauty standing still symbolizing the century old love,
    warped in  white marbles symbolizing the century old peace and friendship,
    sparkling in the full moon night as if it got a life into it
    and looking towards every one as an angel from the sky"

  29. profile image0
    LEWJposted 8 years ago

    AT NIGHT

  30. profile image0
    reconciled heartposted 8 years ago

    For me, early morning or late night are best.  I am least likely to be interrupted or distracted.  I am inspired with ideas all day, but actually sit down to write during the outer edges of the day.

  31. Gennifer profile image61
    Genniferposted 8 years ago

    I prefer to write in the afternoon, when I completely wake up and not tired yet... smile It's more difficult to concentrate on work in late evenings...

  32. smokenchic profile image57
    smokenchicposted 8 years ago

    night time for me, mostly. Sometimes in the afternoon.

  33. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 8 years ago

    I don't have a specific time of day; it depends on my mood and energy level.
    if I'm feeling inspired, I can write 4-5 articles....roll

  34. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    I do write when inspired but other times it's at night when I write a lot more. Don't know why but that is when my brain is the most ative even though my body is tired and ready to sleep. lol

    1. andromida profile image61
      andromidaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's your style.pretty cool.smile

  35. andromida profile image61
    andromidaposted 8 years ago

    Always night time.But I read more much than I write.

  36. profile image48
    Micelineposted 8 years ago

    I like to write all the time, but I find that later at night when the kids are sleep is my quiet time.

  37. yolanda yvette profile image60
    yolanda yvetteposted 8 years ago

    Anytime, really.

    But I find myself to be more creative and productive first thing in the morning, especially after a good night's sleep.

  38. profile image0
    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    That urge just never leaves me. Anytime I can get to my PC now, even in the wee hours of the morning.

  39. ODDJOBSMOM profile image55
    ODDJOBSMOMposted 8 years ago

    Though my hubs do not exhibit the flow of words, I "jot" in the morning when the ideas are fresh from a restless night of dreamwriting. Then, I freely "blow a fuse" and write without abandon-after the house is dark and quiet. The scenes and characters can move about without interruption.  I'm more of a freestyle and fiction writer so my hubs are just puddles of thought right now, maybe because I write them during the day when everyone's moving around me.  Maybe I need to pull some all- nighters like when my main characters are most active...?

  40. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    I am in the mood to write right now but it is getting late and I know that my mind won't write right if that makes sense lol. So will be writing in the morning big_smile

  41. Luciendasky profile image73
    Luciendaskyposted 8 years ago

    anytime that I am not working on anything else big_smile

  42. Ebower profile image82
    Ebowerposted 8 years ago

    I like to write in the morning when my mind is fresh or in the evening.  I'm a night owl, so that's probably why I like to write then smile.

  43. tiginban profile image57
    tiginbanposted 8 years ago

    Anytime, after a long walk.

  44. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    I don't know, I've been writing most of the day and sometimes you just write when you have to write. roll  like for a project and it needs to get done, or you have a goal of what you want to accomplish.

  45. myownworld profile image77
    myownworldposted 8 years ago

    most of my stories come to me in the middle of the night...after that it's just a matter of finding the first moment of quiet I can get to pin the words down! if it wasn't for my family, I guess i'd write all thru the night....! smile

  46. Ashukah profile image56
    Ashukahposted 8 years ago

    Unfortunately, I usually want to write during the day so that I can go to bed at a reasonable time at night, but I always end up feeling the most inspired to write around 11 p.m. and onward.

  47. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 8 years ago

    sometime after dinner but before midnight.

  48. Polly C profile image93
    Polly Cposted 8 years ago

    Well, I used to like writing at night but now I find I can concentrate better during the day. However, I don't usually have the opportunity to do that at the moment, due to having a toddler to look after who doesn't go to bed until 9pm - hence, I don't have many hubs!

  49. Rafini profile image86
    Rafiniposted 8 years ago

    anytime its quiet and I'm all alone to face the dark and mysterious substance known as a train of thought.

    1. Polly C profile image93
      Polly Cposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I get that train of thought when I'm outside walking on my own (or with my son asleep in the pushchair!) The words just sort of form and then I just need to remember them!!

      1. Rafini profile image86
        Rafiniposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, that's the worst!  Being in a situation where you can't possibly write what you're thinking!!  Such as when you're driving during rush hour....hmm

  50. figment profile image82
    figmentposted 8 years ago

    In the middle of the night... that is when I am most creative. big_smile

 
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