Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Coffee Shop Writer

Erica Here:

I am a coffee shop writer. I do most all of my writing sitting at a table in a coffee shop, earbuds in, Pandora on, a large tea close at hand.

Often when I tell fellow writers that this is my go-to writing spot, I hear, "I could never do that!"

But it works for me. I need to get out of my house to write, because if I stay home, I don't write. I find reasons not to, and some even involve cooking and cleaning, though watching movies and reading books are a big temptation, too.

Also, if I am going to pay almost three dollars for a large hot tea, I feel as if I should justify the expense by being productive.

And, it gives me just enough interaction with people to suit my introverted little heart. I can people watch and feel as if I have been 'with people' but it doesn't exhaust me like actually being with a lot of people can.

Some folks might find it a distraction, but I love it.

Could you write in a coffee shop?

ERICA VETSCH can’t get enough of history, whether it’s reading, writing, or visiting historical sites. She’s currently writing another historical romance and plotting which history museum to conquer next! You can find her online at and on her Facebook Page where she spends WAY TOO MUCH TIME!


  1. I enjoyed the Christmas Tea with an Author! Thanks so much for all the time you put into it. FB gives me just enough interaction with people, just like you writing in a coffee shop. If you met me in person, you would find I am introverted and content to be quiet. I don't write other than on FB or blogs. Have a wonderful, blessed Christmas!

    1. Thanks so much for coming to the party! I had a blast! The party atmosphere yesterday exceeded all my expectations! (PS I'm at the coffee shop right now! Wish you were here. We could sit at the same table and be introverted together!) :)

  2. If I were a writer, I could probably write in a coffee shop. I could certainly get lots of ideas from people watching there.
    I'm so sad that I missed the Christmas Tea with an Author parties on Facebook. I've been so sick, coughing my head off.


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