How important are our surroundings when we're writing? Does it matter whether or not I write with pencil or on a computer or typewriter? I for one think it is essential to work with music feeding my subconcious, It helps me mould characters and locations and triggers dramatic moments that would not surface without the little nudge from a certain melody. There are many of us who can't put a word down unless we are working in a cafe. Others strive for retreat to bring their stories together. Both approaches can be productive depending on the termperment of the writer. It would be interesting to do a study to determine how location effects the stories. Do "retreaters" write pieces that are overall, tranquil and slow paced and romantic? Do the stories from the cafe scribe deal in urban angst and pulsate with the beat of a bustling city's crime and pace? Location, location, location. Ooops, that's real estate.
Causes Jerry Blair Supports
National SPCA, National Parks, Lindsay Wildlife Museum