The Insecure Writers Support Group is a marvellous group set up by Alex Cavanagh. On the first Wednesday of every month, members post thoughts, fears or words of encouragement for fellow writers.
The link above takes you to details about the group and how to join. You’ll also find a list of bloggers signed up to the challenge – do check them out.
This month’s question: If you could pick one place in the world to sit and write your next story, where would it be and why?
When I read this question, an unexpected picture leapt right into my head. Not somewhere I’d previously considered as a writing location either. But I’m going with that instinctive response and saying that my one place would be a bungalow on a hill station in India – one with a large verandar and a view. I’d pick a northern hill station by preference, as the temperatures would be more clement than those in the south.
Why? For starters, it would be peaceful and beautiful, away from the distractions of every day life, but with hustle & bustle not too far away. The verandar would provide a perfect spot to sit in the early morning with a pot of tea, and in the evening with an iced G&T. Shaded from the sun with wonderful views over the hills, how could I not be inspired to write my story in India – the country of my birth?
One final bonus – I’ve travelled all over India but never visited the hill stations. I’m not keen on air travel, but this is one place I’d make an exception for – and after landing, I’d travel by train. There is nothing that takes me back to the India of my childhood quicker than a train journey.
Where would you pick for your perfect writing spot?
© Debra Carey, 2019