Want to spruce up your writing Atmosphere?
Many people don't realize how their working environment affects their production and creativity efforts. E.B. White says, "A bright and cheerful room goes along way."
It's true that people vary in what works best for them. I am one of those people that works best in silence, I often work with headphones on. I am going to present you with some of the things I have read lately. You can see more on my writing tips posts at wordsinspire.org
Lighting and Color
There are people who write with candle light...still-- It may be part of an old tradition. Other writers prefer to write from a picture window. Natural light is good for our energy levels because it increases the levels of serotonin in the brain. Those are the brain's "feel good" hormones.
Then, there are others who work best in a public place with people bustling around them.
You have to find out what works best for you. See more at http://www.brainpickings.org/ for more information.
Some writers like to listen to music when they write. I work best with something called "white noise." It keeps the noise level constant so that sudden noises don't disrupt my train of thought. Rain sounds are nice and soothing. Nature sounds are suppose to enhance mood. Some people could write during a train wreck (not exactly), but you get my meaning. What works for you?
Scientists claim that certain scents can improve productivity. Coffee is great, but there are many other ones out there. Try citrus, rosemary, cinnamon or jasmine. Peppermint is a natural pick me up. See more at www.writer'sblock.org/.