As the new year approaches, I've been thinking (overthinking) about how I'll start my novel. I have many ideas bubbling up, but I'm not looking forward to that first paragraph. I want words to flow easily, but if writing were easy, well... I don't know. The first thing to think about, for me, is finding a place to write. I find that I'm very prone to distractions, and I want to find a nook that will be conducive to my focus. I'd love to hear where you all write, when you write. I'm insatiably curious!
Poets & Writer's Magazine columnist Alexandra Enders, wrote an elegant piece describing this very thing. Ya'll should read the article, if you have the chance!
Conrad Aiken worked at a refectory table in the dining room,
Robert Graves wrote in a room furnished only with objects made by hand.
Ernest Hemingway wrote standing up
William Maxwell preferred "small messy rooms that don't look out on anything interesting."
where do you write?