I need a pen and paper. I also need people to leave me alone. I cannot write if my psycho friend in front of me is turning around to talk to me. But I have written in math class before and will again so long as people leave me alone long enough to do so.
Seriously? You're sort of right- I generally get the solution to a complicated problem just before I fall asleep and have to write it down (that's almost the only time I actually use my diary ^_^) and weirder things seem more possible when you're half asleep. But there are times when I just get that itch... you know, the thing that makes your fingers twitch and your brain start sparking like mad, and you can't focus properly on anything, and words are banging around inside your head and trying to get out, and you just have to snatch something and start writing, even if the words that come out are gibberish and your freinzied manner of writing smears the not-quite-dry ink all over the paper, but you can't stop because something inside you is driving you to continue. That's when I write the best. When my muse, instead of hiding in the corner and making me work to draw it out and inspire it, decides to viciously attack. I <3 my muse. Even when it's violent.
Sorry. That turned into a rant. =) Anyways. I like to write in the cold. Not freeze-you-to-death-and-give-you-hypothermia cold, but that cold sharp wind that comes just after nightfall and somehow smells like flowers. That coldness that's just enough to awaken your mind, and makes reality seem sharper then ever before. Sometimes, if it's night and I can't think properly, I'll climb out my window and just sit on the roof for a while, drowning myself in the wind. Then, with my mind clear, I see everything, and it all makes sense in my mind. I can write well then. I can write anything and it seems like anything can happen in my story, and if I say it then it'll be so. Times like that you feel like you really can change the world, and all you have to do is write and the world will bend to match you.
Writing and typing, for me are different- I like to type in the dark. (Okay, I'm just obsessed with the night. But whatever works.) If my dog didn't eat my last set of earbuds, then I'd put them in and turn up the volume and close my eyes. Sure, it makes you dizzy to type with your eyes shut (or maybe that's just me) but it works so much better.
Is that what you were asking? I have no idea... I got so distracted... ^_^
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