Getting Started for Authors Tip: Finding a Comfortable Place to Write

The 31 Days of Author Tips features the advice from Jenn Grace and other authors, publishers, and people in the writing industry. From hearing Publish Your Purpose Press Founder and CEO,  Jenn T. Grace, you’ll learn the basics of the writing process as well as more intricate details and tips not found anywhere else. You’ll learn how to be better prepared when you set out to write your story. Whether you are writing a memoir or any non-fiction where a piece of your story is shared, you’ll be better equipped for success after having listened to these tips.

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Author Tip Transcript

When you are trying to work at your standard workspace (i.e. your desk, your chair, etc.) and you have email and/or Facebook notifications popping up, people trying to get your attention; or you’re sitting at your desk and you say “I have to write my book” but you have clients that need attention, you have calls to make, etc., in general you are distracted because you’re at your desk. Find a different place to go work on your book. Whether that’s brainstorming, researching, outlining… whether it’s physically doing the writing of your book… find another place to go.

I wrote three out of my five books sitting in a coffee house just five minutes from my home. It’s a great place, with jazz music, where I can actively choose not to connect to the internet, turn my phone over, and focus on my writing because I’m not getting pop-up notifications.

If you don’t have a coffee house, Panera Bread, library, etc. to go to, you might consider finding an alternate space in your own home. Grab your laptop and go sit on a couch or comfy chair somewhere. Just do something that is a little different from your regular routine. Someplace you won’t feel compelled to be working on business vs. writing your book. Create a different writing ritual to help you work on your book.

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