Quiet please #AtoZChallenge – Peculiar ‘Pen fellows’ – Quirks only a writer can understand

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QQuiet please 

Writers love their solitude. There’s nothing quite like being in the zone, able to give yourself over to the story without any distractions. Many writers crave the quiet, which is fine unless that develops into social isolation. It’s often hard to make the transition from being in a writing space, to being around others in the ‘real’ world.  

That said, a quiet space isn’t always possible. For some it’s a luxury. So, in those cases, when we are bitten by the bug and we have to write – like, right NOW – we need to adapt to the environment. That might mean writing in a café, at the kitchen table surrounded by family (which basically equals chaos), or somewhere outdoors – like the park. 

We’re writers, so we go with the flow. But whether you can ‘switch off’ and write to your hearts content while drowning out a cacophony of background sounds, eventually something is going to invade the bubble. That’s when we need to make like we’re in a library, put up signs if necessary (sshhh!) and negotiate a little quiet time. 


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Published by mbarkersimpson

Melissa Barker-Simpson is a multigenre romance author. Her stories are about connection, friendship, and love in all its forms. So whether in a magical setting, an alternative universe, or a world where anything can happen – and often does – there is always an element of romance. Melissa is currently residing in the North of England with her two daughters, and when not writing, is fulfilling her other role as a British Sign Language Interpreter.

4 thoughts on “Quiet please #AtoZChallenge – Peculiar ‘Pen fellows’ – Quirks only a writer can understand

  1. I’m the kind of writer who needs absolute silence to concentrate, though I had a friend once who couldn’t write if she didn’t hear the noice of life around her (family moving around, the tv speaking, this kind of things).
    That said, I love to write in cafés, I don’t knwo why (though it needs to be the right kind of cafés 😉 )

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