Like really really late at night. I feel like it helps me unwind just before I go to bed. I can get a lot done because there are less distractions and I'm really focused on finishing my alloted words that I want to do for that day. Also, I can't put it off any longer because it is the end of the day.
Usually at night. I can write during the day, but it typically ends up horrible and I edit the crap out of it as soon as the sun goes down. I also seem to get better the more tired I get for some reason. A lot of my best pieces were written just before I fell asleep. Well, this is true at least for the actual writing part.
As for getting ideas, they can come at any time...usually at the worst times when I have nowhere to write them down.
Lucy-MerrimanFeatured By OwnerDec 30, 2012Student General Artist
My brain decides to have ideas whenever it's most inconvenient for me .
However, I used to be on a pretty consistent schedule where I'd come home from work, unwind for an hour (usually by watching a show on Netflix), then write for an hour or two. Then I'd take another break--maybe get a quick dinner with friends, then do homework. Then, if I feel really inspired, jam a few more paragraphs in before I go to bed.
But now my work/uni schedule's all wonky and I've just been goofing off, not really working on a particular project, so lately it's been like, "scribble something for half an hour and then Tumblr all the time."
I...yeah, I'm not a good writing role model for anyone.
When I am with others I get all my ideas but also late at night. When I am with other I see their interactions and I get inspiration. But when it get really late and I am laying down listening to music is when my writing is at it's best.
Late at night is generally best for ideas (I remember reading an article on why being slightly drunk or tired works well for creativity, but I doubt I could find it again), but all editing and generally making it worth reading happens when in mid afternoon or early evening when I'm at my best mentally.
For me, inspiration comes from everywhere: after playing video games, travelling between classes at school, just before I go to bed etc. The best time for me to write is when the internet's off. If the internet's on, I never get anything done, because somehow - somehow - I just end up surfing the internet.
When I want to. We should find ways to flip the switch and turning the writing on. Writers shouldn't need to wait for inspiration or until they are "in the zone". I think this is just part of the skill set writers should develop.
In the evening or first thing in the morning (when I don't have work or school). It used to be very very late at night till around 2-3 am, but my schedule doesn't allow me to stay up that late anymore...well, it does, but I'd be absolutely miserable the entire next day given what time I'd have to wake up. My brain tends to shut down past midnight, so if I'm still feeling creative I'll draw instead as that takes very little active thinking. I admit, I do like writing when it is dark out though, so around 7-8 is a nice time when I'm pretty much done with what I've needed to do for the day and I can just hunker down on my bed and just work. Either that, or bright and early in the morning, but only if I'm out like at a coffee shop or library, otherwise I'm still usually too tired and wind up just falling back asleep again.
depends on the person. I've heard a lot about people who say they feel sad or upset and that is the better time for them to write, because their feeling flows more easily, or something like that. but that does not work for me. When I have a negative feeling, my mind is blocked. But if I´m happy and in calm, I can emulate all the feelings that I need in my writings.