Monday, May 16, 2011

Write in New Places

We took a long weekend to N.J. and Boston, Mass. I had a few opportunities to write.

Writing Exercise: Write somewhere new. How does the new setting affect your mood and your writing?  
My response is below.

I began writing in the car on the way to N.J. With an idea, the juices started flowing.  

I continued to write at my aunt's house in her front yard, I enjoyed the warmth of the sun and the variety of birds that visited her bird feeders. I wrote until the gnats began eat me for breakfast.

In the airport, I put away my manuscript and began to document my airport experience (from airport security to people waiting in the airport). 

I would have liked to write on the "T" (Boston's subway) if there had been more time. The people were very interesting to look at.  

It is a different feeling when you write in a new place. You notice the scenery, smells, and sounds. I resolve to take my notebook everywhere I go!


  1. That's really cool! Different places can bring such inspiration. :D

  2. Laura,
    I know! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. It's a really neat idea. I think you would pick up on different smells and sounds especially, that could lead you to more vivid descriptions. It would be hard to write on the T I think !

  4. Welcome back! I love to do this, Dawn. There is so much "scope for the imagination", to quote Anne of Green Gables!
    See you tomorrow night!

  5. After a week of writing in a different place I couldn't agree more! I loved writing on the beach or on the shore of a pond as the sun set. Inspiration was all around me! One day I filled an entire index card on different metaphors and descriptions of seaweed! I don't know if I'll ever use them, but it was fun.

  6. Melissa, It might be "hard" to write on the "T", but there is a lot of material on there! LOL!

    Pam, I know you love it. I need to try your favorite place, cemeteries.

    Brianna, You never know when seaweed description might come in handy. :0)



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