What is your favorite time of day or night to write?

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  1. carolinemd21 profile image80
    carolinemd21posted 10 years ago

    What is your favorite time of day or night to write?

    Is there a certain time of day when the words flow better for you? Mine is usually sunrise or sunset or really late at night.


  2. Zac828 profile image60
    Zac828posted 10 years ago

    The morning, all the time. Seems to be the best time for my subconscious to work. I spend the day writing in the morning, then networking during the afternoon, then the evening coming up with little ideas and jotting them down. it works, but I'm not being very productive!!!

  3. Marlin 55 profile image71
    Marlin 55posted 10 years ago

    Without a doubt--it's morning. I'm still disconnected from the outside world and deeply connected to the subconscious mind. When I write in the mornings I find myself surfing on the alpha waves.

  4. chicagoguy profile image65
    chicagoguyposted 10 years ago

    i prefer evenings or nights !! when  i am done with my whole day !! and starts thinking !!

  5. samanthamayer profile image67
    samanthamayerposted 10 years ago

    I like night time. I'm not really a morning person so it's difficult to get my brain functioning early in the morning, before I have other engagements. It just feels quieter and more peaceful in the evenings, when everyone else is winding down and shutting up. I can hear myself think.

  6. learner365 profile image75
    learner365posted 10 years ago

    I usually prefer to write in early morning time or late at nights.The advantage of writing late at night is that you don't get much distracted while in morning hours its like other things are going around you making it hard to concentrate!!!

  7. dashingscorpio profile image84
    dashingscorpioposted 10 years ago

    I think I write the majority of the time during the day. My brain seems to be the most alert at that time. After a long day of doing whatever it's difficult for me to get in the mood to be creative or focused enough to organize my thoughts.

  8. rlaha profile image60
    rlahaposted 10 years ago

    I guess it depends upon when I get the inspiration to write something. If I am studying and suddenly decide to write something, then I do. There is no real favorite time to write for me.

  9. Dee aka Nonna profile image59
    Dee aka Nonnaposted 10 years ago

    There was a time I would have said mornings...because it was.  Then I went through a period where late night seems to be the time.  Lately it has been late afternoon.  I still have moments when I will wake up in the middle of the night and work until I am spent.  I think it depend in great part on fact that I don't have the time restriction of a full-time....14 hour a day job where travel was a big part of my day and time.  LOL...I guess I could have answered "my favorite time is whenever because that seems to be my MO these days".  Great question.

  10. shelly_ramasocky profile image38
    shelly_ramasockyposted 10 years ago

    For me It's not really a matter of time of day, but of time of inspiration!

  11. hrymel profile image86
    hrymelposted 10 years ago

    I have a tendency to write while I'm at work, I work at a hotel and a radio station, so it all depends on when I'm scheduled to work.

  12. profile image0
    Poetic Foolposted 10 years ago

    Inspiration comes at all times for me but I prefer to write late at night.  That seems to be when my creative juices flow best and the house is most quiet.  I've always been a night person anyway.

  13. proudmamma profile image81
    proudmammaposted 10 years ago

    Personally, I don't have a favorite time of day to write. I have to find time to write that's why my hubs are so far between publications. I work full-time........... I take care of my husband who is very ill when I'm not working, and I have a teenage son who I strive to keep his life as normal as possible since his dad is so very ill.

    It seems when I write it has been late at night after my husband is in bed for the day. However, this only works well on my days off. Occasionally I will stay up late to write, even when I have to work the next day.

  14. fernando d. profile image59
    fernando d.posted 10 years ago

    in the morning while having coffee,and some times in the early evening.after work

  15. Phyllis Doyle profile image92
    Phyllis Doyleposted 10 years ago

    My favorite time to write is lat at night.  When all is quiet around me, that is when I receive the most inspiration and my mind is able to focus better on the subject.  Early mornings is when I do heavy research for subject matter and make notes.

  16. Lisa HW profile image61
    Lisa HWposted 10 years ago

    I don't have any particular preference.  I have to go with whether or not I'm working on a project at any given time.  (I'm self-employed.)   If I have a slow period or between-projects type of situation, I'll write 20 hours a day (and then use the HP forums and Answers sections as my way of taking breaks, or else get ideas for future writing).  That doesn't happen all that often.  Right now things are kind of slow, and I'm planning to have not only a no-work-hours for a few days, but a few days of no-writing-hours-at-all either.

    One way or another, and having said all that; it all amounts to my writing when time, mood, and energy level permit (or else when someone's deadline dictates it).

  17. alancaster149 profile image80
    alancaster149posted 10 years ago

    I tend to get started after I've had my evening meal - knife'n'fork tea - a routine I got into since being on nights at Royal Mail up to about three and a half years ago, only now I use the 'night shift' to do my writing, the books and hubs etc. Sometimes, if I've got to stay in to wait for a delivery or I think I'm behind, I do some work during the day but generally I've got things I have to do during the day. By and large there's no inspiration involved, though. It's all either editing earlier work or knocking something out on the keyboard and seeing where it goes... Then it's to the editing board for a good going through (iron out the kinks and so on). Sometimes I'll bang out the copy for a hub page and go back to it if I think I've dropped a 'clanger' (like when I got the conversion wrong from metres to feet on some of my speciality travel hubs). There's always room for improvement. Has anybody got the copyright for perfection? (I'd like to buy in)!

  18. Deborah Brooks profile image59
    Deborah Brooksposted 10 years ago

    I do like to write late at night it seems to be the best when it is quiet. but I have been known to wake up from a dream and start writing my dream down.. and wow some of my best writing comes from dreams. In fact my dreams have woke me up and I start writing.. Sometimes I don't get a lot of sleep..

  19. ithabise profile image80
    ithabiseposted 10 years ago

    Mornings after 10. If I the juices are flowing well, I may write and revise into the night. I really enjoy it.

  20. TurtleDog profile image78
    TurtleDogposted 10 years ago

    Early Morning (though I'm not much of morning person :-) and later in the evening (past nine, ten)

  21. Robin Cristy profile image61
    Robin Cristyposted 10 years ago

    I write when I write. I don't have a favorite time, but I do have favorite places... The backyard by the pool, 'cozied' in my favorite chair where I can look through my home to the trees swaying outside.  I like to write while waiting to get my oil changed, or while waiting at the doctor's office. I love to write while on vacation. I wish I could write while at work...

  22. mr. android profile image61
    mr. androidposted 10 years ago

    When the sun sets and the moon is up. No one bothers, no one makes noises, and everything is perfect.


  23. Jlbowden profile image85
    Jlbowdenposted 10 years ago

    I find that my writing is more productive from about 8P.M until midnite or so. Occasionally I do also write during the day time hours, but mainly find that early to late evening works the best in terms of production for me. Besides having the words flow more freely, my ideas about other subjects to write about, also come into focus much quicker. So even though it may sound odd, I as a freelance writer, do not really suffer from writer's block. At least not too often.

  24. jbrock2041 profile image64
    jbrock2041posted 10 years ago

    My brain works better in the morning before it's gotten tired from work. Or the other time is right after a run or a workout, when I've been refreshed and got the juices going.

  25. herehere profile image61
    herehereposted 10 years ago

    Hi Caroline, I love writing too and it's different everyday. In the morning, I think up something and won't  finished up till late at nite.  Which is when it's nice, quite and peaceful

    Warmest regards

  26. THEHuG5 profile image59
    THEHuG5posted 10 years ago

    I find that I do my best writing between 1 and 5 a.m. Not too good for my sleep schedule but very good for my work lol.

  27. romari profile image58
    romariposted 10 years ago

    Ahm I just write whenever I come up to a new idea on what to write...Because sometimes I'm busy at school and suddenly new ideas insert to my mind and I jot it down on my notebook ..

  28. Nefarious_Misery profile image61
    Nefarious_Miseryposted 10 years ago

    With 2 jobs and 4 kids I have very little time to write. Thankfully as an overnight security officer I have lots of downtime at this job. This is where I do all my writing and hubbing. But I do always keep a notepad and pen handy in case inspiration strikes.

    P.S. It's 4:34 AM right now.

  29. flowmeter profile image60
    flowmeterposted 10 years ago

    I can only find time in the night because doing this is irrelevant to my main job

  30. joanwz profile image81
    joanwzposted 10 years ago

    I prefer mornings from around 8AM til lunchtime. I research and do email and locate the extras fro my stories like photos inthe afternoon

  31. Jyoti Patil profile image61
    Jyoti Patilposted 10 years ago

    I love writing at night. All the good ideas flow in that time. It's so peaceful and quiet. I can easily concentrate which I find difficult doing at daytime.

  32. creativebutterfly profile image59
    creativebutterflyposted 10 years ago

    Depends on when i have my free time.  As long as I get free time with no time limitations I find I can write.  Being creative for me does not have a time.


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