How to Create Your Own Personal ‘Writing Bubble’

I write where the muse wakes up…be it on my phone, laptop or paper…I just make sure I have something with me.

Meg Dowell Writes

What comes to mind when someone asks your go-to writing spot? How about your ideal writing environment? Do you thrive beneath the flow of conversation, or alone in a noiseless room? Do you have a designated table? Perhaps a favorite room?

I’m lucky enough to have an office with a door that I can close in the evenings and on Saturdays. It’s a lot easier to separate work from play when there’s a physical threshold to step over. But even then, I need my phone on silent and flipped facedown. I either need complete silence or a podcast, depending on the type of writing I’m doing. I need my cat to be fed and a mug of coffee next to me. Maybe a snack.

This is my bubble. Only writing can happen here. I don’t text or read, I (usually) don’t check Facebook. Whether there’s quiet or background noise, once…

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