Every successful writer has his or her favourite place to write. A place where their mind opens up and they feel the surge of creativity oozing out of EVERY orifice.
This sacred place may be in a library, the corner of a small coffee shop or in a countryside cottage. As for me, your inspirational teacher, I like to write on an aeroplane flying at 35,000 feet.
This may be difficult for some of you due to time constraints and cost but I have no concerns with time and money so five times a week I fly six hours every day to Serbia and back. If you want to try to write on a plane every day here are my tips;
- Take a pencil on the plane with you.
- REMEMBER pens leak.
- But also REMEMBER that pencils can break and you can’t sharpen pencils on a plane because you are not allowed sharp objects on planes.
- Take two pencils on the plane.
- If both pencils break ask a flight attendant if they have a writing implement.
- Take some paper with you. I prefer white paper but any colour will work.
- If you don’t have paper you can use a piece of wood or your arm.
- Drink some water occasionally.
- If both pencils have broken and your pen has leaked and the flight attendants don’t have any writing implements have a sleep.
And that’s it. Best of luck with your novel.