The Writing Lifestyle - Coffeeshop Cliche
|Pavilion Tea Company|
But, as always, there's a good explanation for the cliche. Sometimes it's really nice to get away from your desk, change your scenery and your background noise, have someone else make the drinks and get back to work.
|Small Batch Coffee Company|
For me, the essentials (beyond good drinks :P) are a good atmosphere and tables big enough to write at. I tend to go in during the shop's quieter morning hours, so I don't take up a table when it's busy. If I'm really in the zone, I'll be sure to buy multiple drinks.
As much as I love my writing space, sometimes I need to get out. The simple act of moving and being somewhere else can work wonders for the imagination. If you've got some spare cash, head over to your favourite purveyor of beverages. Personally, I have a coffee shop budget planned into my monthly spending. Going out and about to write after a long week at work is a nice little luxury.
Do you have a favourite coffee shop or cafe to write in? Any independent chains in your area you want to send us all to? (If you're ever in Brighton, you have to go to Small Batch ;))