ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Writing Outdoors

Updated on March 12, 2013

Writing


It's 50 plus degrees, the sun's shining, there's no snow, and the hot tub is 110 degrees. Out I go. pearching my laptop on the stone edge of the hot tub. I begin to write. How relaxing. Motivating . Out here I feel it doesn't matter that I live in Michigan, and it's February. With the bright sunshine and the heat it feels like June. There you go, my perspective is good. I feel good. I can sip my coffee and think about what I want to write about today.

I'm just going to start by saying it's great out here. Just that quick I'm up in the lounge chair on the deck. It's refreshing out here. Okay. Maybe for a minute... Back inside by the fire. What a contrast. It's warm now. More coffee and a nice thick cotton sweater, leg warmers, and Ugly knit boots.

I have to say that getting prepared to write is very much of the game. Though, I must say that I get inspired, and then I write. I don't wander off and get distracted. I don't play the "clearing the decks," game. You know, getting everything done so that you have time to write. Yeah... I know. Anything can get you off track, I just try and go with the feeling. I try and put something out there that people can relate to, when I'm feeling inspired.

I am inspired by nature. I like the out of doors as well as this tranquil setting by the fire. I just like to get away from all of the noise, confusion, and turmoil that lurks in the city. Mind you, I do go to the city for business. I do enjoy some of the musical venues the city has to offer,and I enjoy the theatre, the fashion, and the art. I guess you could say that I like a little bit of two different worlds. But, I will tell you I prefer to write outside: On a blanket while picnicing; At an outdoor cafe; Out by the pool, and anywhere I can take in nature. Where I can be inspired by it all.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • lisasuniquevoice profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Brown 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      Minnetonka Twin,

      Thank you very much. It's great to have a woman's opinion too.

      Lisa

    • Minnetonka Twin profile image

      Linda Rogers 

      6 years ago from Minnesota

      I agree Lisa-You look so great in this shot. Good for ElSeductor to point that out. I guess he is a good fit to make the suggestion. LOL

    • lisasuniquevoice profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Brown 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      El Seductor,

      Thanks for the feedback. I'll try this one then.

      Lisa

    • Don Simkovich profile image

      Don Simkovich 

      6 years ago from Pasadena, CA

      Outdoors is inspiring. If I have to be indoors, I work best near large windows with an outdoor view. Even being outdoors with a pen and paper may be a good way for some to jot down notes and prepare--like you had mentioned.

    • Minnetonka Twin profile image

      Linda Rogers 

      6 years ago from Minnesota

      I agree with you. I have always found that writing outside or getting inspired by the outdoors is a great way to stimulate my creative writing. There is nothing like it when I'm laying in my hammock, looking up at the sky, listening the birds and smelling summer smells. That is one of my favorite places to write in the summer-time. I really enjoyed listening to your process when it comes to getting inspired. Great uplifting hub :-)

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)