I’ve posted before about whether you like music or the television on in the background when you write, or you prefer silence when you rattle out the prose. The other group are those who like to write in public. The library or café/coffee shop writers.
Or bus, train or park-bench writers. Wherever you can stimulate the creative juices.
I’ve never attempted writing in a coffee shop. Maybe it’s because I don’t drink coffee so I don’t exactly frequent Starbucks or Costa Coffee to even think about setting up a mini, rent-free office environment and have business cards printed with a latte embossed in the corner.
Krispy Kreme. Hmmm, doughnuts. I could set up in there …
Anyway. Not the purpose of the post to talk about doughnuts. Or, coffee for that matter.
I came across a website – www.coffitivity.com – (and they also do an app) that creates background noises associated with a coffee shop.
Yes. You read correctly. A website and when you visit it, you have the background noises you would hear if you’d set up for the day and ordered your cocoa primed and ready to write your next two chapters of your magnum opus.
For introverts who want the sounds of the interactions rather than real people buzzing about your table, you can put on a pot of coffee, train the dog to bring you a danish and write in the comfort of your own home. I’m sure if you did, it would look like the scene below. The height of sophistication. 🙂
Or, if you crave the sights, sounds and smells of company, you could just go and write in the coffee shop.
The decision is yours.
Any bizarre apps or sites you know to help recreate a writing environment? Keep them clean please. 🙂
Thanks for reading and listening. Order for table three.