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Writing Outdoors

Updated on March 12, 2013


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.


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      Lisa Brown 5 years ago from Michigan

      Minnetonka Twin,

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


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      Linda Rogers 5 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

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      Lisa Brown 5 years ago from Michigan

      El Seductor,

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


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      Don Simkovich 5 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.

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      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 :-)