And now, out of sheer morbid curiosity, I have finally asked the question -
Where is the weirdest place you've written?
Really, I mean, we've all had to do this right? An idea strikes and like I said...when the inspiration is there, you just have to go with it. And you know what? A lot of you feel the same way:
@geek_oclock - the loo
Anonymous: In the bathroom. And no. Don't credit me. Just call me 'too embarrassed to give my name.'
Shoen at Reddit.com said, "I've written in my bathroom, but as a kid the only place whre good ideas would come was underneath my dad's work bench. I wrote some of my proudest stuff underneath there...must've been the fumes."
RandiRockstar from Reddit.com said, "I've written a few of my songs in the bathtub. I would start thinking, and something would come to me so I would call for my boyfriend to bring my book. As for writing, it's usually done from my bed or couch!"
Alisia from the Writer's Digest Community said, "On the toilet."
On the Move
Yet another inevitable place you will find us writers writing? While we're on the move! And that means a lot of different things to a lot of people.
rchhomework from Reddit.com said, "'I got on a writing trip while waiting an hour and 15 minutes at a bus station downtown. The place was was crawling with street people, and it gave me a ton of strange ideas. Honestly, sitting there, and writing on a little pad of note paper, while overhearing snippets of very odd conversations, and completely out of my little comfort zone bubble thing, was an experience I wouldn't mind going back to. It was, perhaps, the strangest little piece I've ever written. It was stolen the first day of tutoring in the math lab, when someone walked off with my binder."
On my blog's Facebook page, Terry said: In my car. I was driving along and I finally worked out a scene that been giving me issues for awhile. I pulled over and jotted down the new version of the scene. That right there is why I always carry a small notebook now. That day I was frantically looking for paper before I lost everything that had just occurred to me.
...And then those other places.
These are the people who have a category of their own when it comes to being inspired...
Another anonymous person said, "In my hall closet."
Eneh Akpan of the Writer's Digest Community said, "The mind of one of my characters. It's like spying, especially if you make the said character believable enough and if s/he is going through some sort of mental cycle. It's chillingly weird. The Mind is the strangest PLACE, for me."
Maria at my blog's Facebook page said, "I'm trying to think.... does a BBQ party count? Failing that... in the car whilst waiting for my husband to finish his shift."
And Liisi at my blog's Facebook page also said, "On a trampoline or under the table..."Alright writers, tell me your story this time! Where is the weirdest place you've written?