Yes, you’ve probably heard it all before. The famous question, “Do you need to write in a particular location to achieve the best results?”
Many young (and sometimes experienced too) writers come forth and are stumped on whether location leads to successful writing sessions. Some individuals may find themselves in a period of “writer’s block” and thus, ask the question believing that their period of being unable to write is solely due to the location in which they write.
Particular locations may lead to loss of focus when writing due to distractions. It’s true. However, it cannot all be blamed on the location.
This article is primarily focused on writers but it is universal in its reach. Any worker, be it an artist or mathematician, may find themselves looking for answers as to why they are unable to focus or they notice their quality is dropping and blame it on their surroundings.
Writing needs discipline. Every single day a writer must work on their craft if they are to see results. If that is difficult to achieve, maybe creating a schedule could help. Start with a small amount of time dedicated each day to just write and let your ideas hit the paper. It is the only way to get better at the craft.
I try to dedicate about 30 minutes to 1 hour a day just to write. This normally nets me between 1000-2000 words completed. Sometimes it is less but I never stress as life can have an effect some days and that is perfect OKAY.
With any craft, you must dedicate time each day to work on it. This is no different.
I highly recommend, finding a location that works best for you. This means:
- It has minimal chance for distractions.
- It is ergonomic.
- You are able to achieve quality work in this location in comparison to others.
As shown above (in the above picture), I either complete my finest work in the library or in the comfort of my own home. Your locations may differ and that is completely okay!
GOALS: Setting goals are absolutely necessary. Make sure your goals are realistic, however. Small regular goals mean your bigger goals will be easier to reach.
I try to set a goal a week for how much work I wish to be completed. Deadlines are a must.
Find a deadline as well as small goals that are realistic. By doing so, you allow yourself room to grow as well as the ability to improve your skills will become easier (as well as more noticeable to yourself and others).
It must be understood though that your ability to grow and improve your skills is completely up to you. Using tips like the ones I have provided may make the path easier to tackle but your future is up to you.
- Find a location best for you (See points above on how to choose one that’s best).
- Set deadlines.
- Set small regular goals (as well as larger more spread out goals)
- Create a timetable to work on your craft each day.
I wish you the best of luck in your journey.