I think I've mentioned café writing a couple of times. Here's another take on it.
I first heard about it in the dawn of portable computers, in the early nineties, in an article in a newsletter put out by a group of science fiction writers I belonged to. And I immediately loved the idea. Being in a public space with just the right amount of activity (not too much), and a view, is stimulating for the ol' grey cells.
Alex G wrote:
I have been trying to get my local writers circle to pull up tents and do just this, relocating from thay cold, stuffy windowless library back room to a local coffee shop where they can sit and people-watch and write.
Instead, they all elect to head off down the nearest pub for refreshments.
How can I get it past their heads that it is the view and the ambience conducive to writing that prompts me to choose a cafe as a venue, and that the only ambience that stuffy, claustrophobic windowless pubs maintain is conducive to vegging out and drinking rather than creating?