If you do, how do you do it? Seriously, I want to know.
I think it looks so cool to see people typing away on their laptops (alas, I seem to be the only one who uses pen and pad), but how do writers do that?
When I’m in a café I’m usually people watching and inhaling whatever food or drink scents fill the air while noting the decor. When I’ve done enough that won’t get a “What’cha looking at?” I open a book and read.
But…writing there? There’s too much for me to absorb, too much for all five senses to process and store and perhaps use later. This is a micro version of why I can’t write while away on vacation.
I can write at the Laudromat. Or on the subway or bus with my little notebook and a blue or black medium pen that flows smoothly over the page. I’ve been to these places and traveled those routes countless times. Blocking them out to write is easy.
Do people go to the same cafés each time to write? Does that create the same cocoon I create while writing on the subway?
I really want to know.
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