What is it about coffee shops that inspire creativity in a writer? There must be a trend because it’s a common cliché for artistic people to gather in these cozy, bean-brewing, aromatic settings. Lately, they’ve been my office as I’ve skittered away to one of the three coffee shops near my house to work on my novel or media stuff for No Bull.
There’s the obvious advantage of an “outside setting”. Working from a home office is a battle of discipline and any chance to get out and find a change of scenery can be a nice reprieve. Coffee shops offer a bit more though. As if they’re a conduit to creative thinking. I can accomplish more in an hour at Starbucks than I can in three in the office.
Why is that?
I think it has to do with atmosphere. I associate coffee with conversation and bistros with community and art. In the end, it’s my mindset and the way I interpret the sights and sounds that stir my creativity and allow me to channel it better into my work.
So what about you? Where do you work best? Is there a place in particular that you go to write or create?