Do you prefer to write outdoors in the fresh air or in an comfortable office env

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  1. Anna Haven profile image85
    Anna Havenposted 5 years ago

    Do you prefer to write outdoors in the fresh air or in an comfortable office enviroment?

    Do you prefer to write sitting outside with the flower scents, bird calls and warming sunshine or at a comfortable desk and chair in a quiet focused indoor enviroment?

  2. MickS profile image70
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    I prefer to write where the fancy takes me; however, I have always found that writing outside is a distraction.

    1. Anna Haven profile image85
      Anna Havenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thankyou for reading and answering MickS.

  3. Alecia Murphy profile image77
    Alecia Murphyposted 5 years ago

    I can't write outside. The sun's too bright and I usually end up irritated by allergens or insects.

    1. Anna Haven profile image85
      Anna Havenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thankyou for answering Alecia Murphy.

  4. bravewarrior profile image93
    bravewarriorposted 5 years ago

    I usually write my poetry outside, in a notebook.  However, articles are written in my home office on my desktop.

    1. Anna Haven profile image85
      Anna Havenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You sounds like you have the perfect balance between your professional and more personal writing and the most appropriate place to complete. Thankyou Bravewarrior smile

  5. WalterPoon profile image77
    WalterPoonposted 5 years ago

    It would be nice to write outdoors, if I can bring my table and chair along. But it's still possible to write outdoors, if you can have something that closely resembles a desk and chair in height. With a breeze blowing and the weather is not hot, I think one can get a lot of inspiration that he or she cannot get inside an office environment. But then again, if we are not seeking for inspiration, an office environment will beat the great outdoors anytime.

    1. Anna Haven profile image85
      Anna Havenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It seems that  the type of writing being done has a lot to do with the choice of environment people decide to work in. Thankyou for taking the time to read and answer WalterPoon.

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    Joanne M Olivieriposted 5 years ago

    Being outdoors is what inspires me to write and I do jot down thoughts and ideas but when I do the actual task of writing, it is done at my desk.

    1. Anna Haven profile image85
      Anna Havenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The beautiful enviroment you work in must be a constant source of inspiration. Thankyou Joanne smile

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    anndangoposted 5 years ago

    I 'write' in my head when I'm outside. But, when it comes to the actual writing (both fiction and non-fiction), I have to do it in my home office. Writing is my profession and so I treat it as a job and therefore do it at my desk. I know It doesn't sound very romantic, but writing is mostly butt in chair and fingers on keyboard.

    1. Anna Haven profile image85
      Anna Havenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe not romantic but honest.  If it is your profession and the way you make a living then an office would be calling out as the best location. Thankyou Anndango for reading and answering smile

  8. Lisa HW profile image67
    Lisa HWposted 5 years ago

    I prefer BEING out in the fresh air and natural light.  That's where I'm happiest and feel best.  BUT, I can't write outside.  All the "wonderful-ness" of being outside is just too distracting for me.   smile  Besides the "wonderful-ness" of outside, though, there are the more bothersome distractions - wind blowing, pollen on the cover of the laptop,  bugs, too much sun, clouds passing over, etc. etc.   

    I don't need "comfortable", and I don't even need "quiet".  I do, though, need "no subtle distractions" and a sense of "environmental stability" around me.

    So, this leads to the ever present dilemma of choosing between feeling only OK enough AND writing, or feeling super-great but not writing.  The writing most often only makes up for SOME of that sacrificing of feeling wonderful and happy outside - which explains why I'm so often not above setting aside work and/or writing in favor of wasting time outdoors, and then doing writing in the middle of the night when the coyotes are out, and I'd be scared to be out there anyway.

    It all makes for very long days, but long and happier days are better than shorter, more miserable, ones; as far as I'm concerned.    smile

    1. Anna Haven profile image85
      Anna Havenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I am feeling this answer LisaHW. I also prefer being  outside  and I do sometimes write into the night even though I am up really early the next day....worth the sleep sacrifice for a bit of sunshine and fresh air though! Thankyou smile

  9. M. T. Dremer profile image95
    M. T. Dremerposted 5 years ago

    I like to imagine myself writing outside in a hammock or under a tree, but I have a major issue with bugs. Bees and wasps have a tendency to seek me out and bother me until I get up and walk away, and I tend to freak out when something is crawling on me. So, I'm not sure I could ever write outside for any length of time. However, my home office environment isn't much better with all the dust and clutter. In my ideal office, it would be a combination of the two. Lots of natural light and windows to the wilderness, with several clean bookshelves and a lark wooden desk. That would be pretty sweet.

    1. Anna Haven profile image85
      Anna Havenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I am really liking the sound of your dream office M. T. Dremer! Thankyou for answering.

  10. Abby Campbell profile image92
    Abby Campbellposted 5 years ago

    It really depends on my mood and how cold it is outdoors. Today, I spent a lot of time in my sunroom because it was the perfect temperature with a low breeze. I could hear the birds chirping. My dog was lying outside the sliding glass door. So much peace!

    1. Anna Haven profile image85
      Anna Havenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It sounds a nice location Abby Campbell. The birds chirping is always a happy sound. Thankyou for answering smile

  11. Erin Joslin profile image68
    Erin Joslinposted 5 years ago

    I think both environments can aid with focus. I like to write outside. Morning is my favorite time to write, or do anything productive. Sitting on a porch or on a garden bench in the morning with a cup of tea just sparks my brain. When I write inside, I like to be near a window, too.

    1. Anna Haven profile image85
      Anna Havenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thankyou Erin Joslin. Your right. It is much better being beside a window when your inside writing. smile

  12. wychic profile image87
    wychicposted 5 years ago

    Outside! During the warm months, I move my entire office outside on nice days. We have a huge pine tree in the front yard, and buildings or privacy fence in all directions from our yard. The yard itself has tons of birds and squirrels, sometimes deer, the occasional cat strolling through, and quite a few flowering shrubs. I run an extension cord out to the picnic table under the pine for my laptop, and then bring my office chair outside too. The kids and dogs can play outside while I'm working without bothering me, and I tend to stay a lot more alert outside than I do inside. Winter requires indoor work, but I am always anxious to resume workdays outside. Writing is my profession and supports my family of 5, but that doesn't mean I have to put myself in "cubicle jail" while I'm earning smile.

    1. Anna Haven profile image85
      Anna Havenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Your garden sounds brilliant. The sight of squirrels and deer roaming free would be inspiring. Thankyou smile

  13. Man of Strength profile image78
    Man of Strengthposted 5 years ago

    I write inside most of the time. When I'm at work I take my notebook with me. When ever an idea comes, I write it down so I won't forget. I live in Florida, if it wasn't so humid, I'd enjoy writing outside.

    1. Anna Haven profile image85
      Anna Havenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I love my notebooks too. Ideas disappear so quickly that a notebook is essential! Thankyou  Man of Strength.

 
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