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When is the best time for a writer to write?

Updated on May 7, 2017
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When is the best time for a writer to write?

Writing is limitless because when ideas for a specific writing piece come to mind the words just flow out onto the piece of paper that you have sitting in front of you or onto your computer whichever is closest to you at the time. Is there a best time for it to be done? All writers will have different answers to this question because we are not all the same and we have our own limitless ways getting writing done. Since writing is limitless to a writer why wouldn't writers have limitless ways of getting there writing done? There is really no right time or wrong time to write.Which also means there is no best time for a writer to write, writing is good when the ideas strike which could be anytime.

As I lay awake at 11 pm after a long day of writing, I am thinking about writing, doesn’t any writer, after a long day of writing? Is writing our life? It sure feels like it. As I lay here trying to sleep I have this nagging question, “When is the best time for a writer to write”? Most writers ask themselves this question all the time, especially when they don’t have a good writing day, during the day I mean. I know that I have another post about morning writing versus afternoon writing but this is different. Sometimes writers can’t bring themselves to write during the day, but when it is time to sleep that is when the writing flows from them. I have had that happen to me it is happening right now. I don’t have my laptop in my room so I am writing it on my phone and going to type it tomorrow. I am surprised it is staying in my head this long because usually when I have an idea, it’s just an idea that flows when I actually write it on paper, but this is flowing and I am not even writing anything down. I hope that it stays in my head for tomorrow So I can write it down then.

Here is the question when is the best time for a writer to write? When the ideas strike. But when do ideas strike? That is the question, for most writer’s ideas strike at any time. Whether you are out doing something with family or friends. When your grocery shopping, watching television and even sleeping. So yes ideas for writing come at any time, but does that mean you drop what you are doing at the time that the ideas strike and write? For most people the answer is yes, but what if you are sleeping? Do you get up and write? I know that I have done that just once, and I titled the post the night owl post, so go and check that out, after you read this one. This idea came after a few others and that is why it is titled what it is titled.

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When ideas just keep coming into your head, do you write them down, or get up and just start writing? I guess it depends on the person and who they are. What I mean by that is, some people write better in the day time, like morning, afternoon, early evening, which I have also written a post about so check it out, and others write better late at night. That is when their creative juices flow. It just depends on the person, and when they like to write, it might also depend on how their day went. I know for me if my day has been not so productive I don’t have the ideas flowing as much so I don’t write at night, but if I have a busy and productive day or at least some excitement that is when the ideas come and I write my best stuff. Well, it might not be my best stuff but if I have done a lot during the day the writing that comes after it is a lot which in turn is productive. Wouldn’t you say?

When is the best time to write? It depends on the person and what their day is like and when they find the best time to write. For me it depends on what I have done throughout the day, this week, for example, I have only written twice. I wrote something on Monday and I am writing today which is Friday. Last night though if I had my laptop in my room I probably would have typed out my posts then rather than forcing my brain to remember them, but they are all coming out which is great. I wrote down the idea in my list but I didn’t write the post until today because it’s easier for me to type it rather than write it out by hand and then type it. Not that I haven’t done that because I have but this works better for me.

Some writers will take days off from their writing because the ideas are not flowing, but that doesn't mean they aren't thinking about writing it means they are trying to come up with the best way to do it. The best time for a writer to write depends on their mood, what they have done throughout the day and so on. As is everything else writing is an art and you either have it or you don't. But if you are a writer you will find what works for you and the best time to write that fits your schedule.

Yesterday night the ideas just flowed and I didn’t have my laptop in my room so I just wrote the ideas down and started typing them out this morning, and the writing is continuously flowing. It depends on what my day is like which depends on the flow of writing and how much I get done. In a day, there have been days even this week where I haven’t written a thing but I have been working on coming up with ideas and thinking of ways to write a specific post. While I have been doing those other ideas have been coming into my head for other posts too. Last night, after talking to a friend, the inspiration hit tenfold and all I could do was write down the ideas and think about it today. I am thinking that friend for inspiring me so much. As I said before the best time to write is when the ideas strike, but as they were striking for me one after the other yesterday I decided the best time to write was today. When you write when is the best time to write for you?

If you are trying to write and just can't get the words out on paper, why not try to something else to get the ideas flowing, working out, going out just to get a change of scenery. That type of thing, you might think that the best time to write it right away in the morning but sometimes that changes depending on your mood for the day or what you did the night before or what your plans are for that day. As I said I like writing in the morning and that is true but I also like doing a bit of a workout first to get my blood pumping to me it tends to make the ideas flow more easily. So find the best time to write that works for you and run with it, you will be surprised at the limitless amount of writing you can get done.

When is the best time for a writer to write
When is the best time for a writer to write

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If you are a writer you know when the best writing you do comes about. There are certain times of day where it is better for you to write than others. Which will happen with anyone it doesn't matter what they do, but for a writer, the best time for them to write is when the thought process is at its peak. Or at least that is what I like to call it When the ideas are at the forefront of your mind that is the best time for you to write because they are right there. Begging to be put on paper, or if you just experienced something that you want to talk about in one of your books the best time to write about it is right after you experience it because it is fresh. There is really no set best time for a writer to write it is just when it works for them each writer works differently some work better in the morning, afternoon, during the night or early hours of the morning. It just depends on the person and how they like to write.

When is the best time for a writer to write? Let's Discuss

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    • florypaula profile image

      Paula 2 years ago

      I feel the same way, the best moment is when ideas strike, just as you said. I used to get all these ideas exactly when I was engaged in something else and couldn't just stop and write and I was telling myself I'll just take care of that later. but later come and my inspiration was gone and from all those multiple ideas I had a few hour earlier now there was nothing else. So now when inspiration and ideas strike, I put them down on my laptop, phone, a piece of paper or whatever else I have around for use and this way I can take care of ideas later when I have the time to do so.

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      Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Now that I have a child, my answer is when it's quiet and I have a little energy. So in other words, never;-)

      I used to enjoy writing most in the morning.

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      Louise Barraco 2 years ago from Ontario

      It depends for me on what happens throughout the day.

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      Lizett 2 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Great question- at one point writers need to figure this out. I'm an unfortunate mix- I get all my best ideas late at night but I'm simply more productive and have more energy and determination in the morning. It's a wonder I can get any writing done at all.

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      Julie K Henderson 2 years ago

      Late morning is usually the best time for me to write, though there are exceptions. Kudos on composing a thought-provoking hub.

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Evening is the best time for me. All my work is done and I can relax to think.