As a writer, you would know how difficult the writing process can be. Whether you are writing on your blog or writing a novel you will need to be able to concentrate and give it your all. Which is why you should strive to make your room a perfect writing environment. In many ways your room is your sanctuary from the rest of the world. It is a place where you can be as introspective as possible and write to your heart’s content. Here are some tips on how to make your room the perfect writing environment.
- Silence is a must
When it comes to writing silence is key. True you can listen to music if you want, but nothing gets the ball rolling like utter and complete silence. Think of the writing process as a form of meditation. This is where you release your stress and open yourself to the creative process. It is a time to be vulnerable and introspective. And through the silence you will make your best work. Try to soundproof your room. Try to cover your windows with a foam or a blanket. You can also hang blankets and curtains on the walls because they can also act as a decoration for your room.
- Make the room comfortable
Seeing as that you will be spending most of your writing sessions in your room, it makes sense to make it comfortable. Whether you are writing a book or just a short poem, comfort is still very important. So try to make your room as comfortable as possible. Think of it as your cave of solitude. Get a bean bag chair, a couch or an arm chair. Line the walls with blankets and make a blanket fort or make a small nook for yourself made out of pillows. It all really depends on you and what you find comfortable.
- Create the right Ambiance
When it comes to creating a good writing environment, comfort is not the only important factor. Sometimes the ambiance of your room can also help you in your book writing sessions. It all really depends on what inspires you to write and what you are writing about. If you are interested in the high fantasy genre then you can decorate your room in a way that will inspire you to write even better. Fill the rooms with fantasy memorabilia, paintings, quotes and even furniture that will help inspire you. All in all you can decorate your room any way you want, just as long as it will inspire you to write as well as possible.
- Stay motivated
The writing process can be very grueling. And it can take its toll in the long run. Which is why you should infuse your writing environment with as much motivation as possible. Hang up motivational signs on your wall. Put up quotations on hard work and courage on the wall and your desktop. Some great examples would be Rudyard Kipling’s great poem “If” and William Earnest Henley’s “Invictus”.
- Have good online service
Nothing is more annoying than doing research for a story you are writing and then finding out your online service is out. And seeing as that authors do their research through the internet this can be quite a handicap. So make sure that your internet connection is good. It is also important that you have the right tools for your writing sessions. Make sure that your laptop is fully charged and have the charger on hand. It is also quite useful to have a notebook or index cards to make last minute references or notes.
- Make your family part of the writing process
You can have the best writing environment but if your house is full of unruly children and noise then all your preparations will all be for nothing. So if you want to reach your full potential as a writer you will have to make your family understand. Tell them that you need their support. That you need peace and quiet to make your writing sessions truly work. If you have a family, tell your partner that you need his or her help. And also tell your kids to respect your writing sessions and to refrain from making loud noises. That way you will not only make your room a great place for your writing sessions, but your entire home as well.