A note on writing in coffee shops:
Given the amount of jokes people make about screenwriters and writers in coffee shops, I’ve decided to make a small opinionated list about what I think about the matter:
- There’s nothing wrong with writing in public places. Unless of course you’re writing in the nude, screaming uncontrollably, or you’re dressed as a hateful member of an elitist club: ie. Nazis, Klan members, or Football Fans.
- There’s nothing wrong with writing in a coffee shop if you’re actually writing.
- There’s nothing wrong with drinking coffee, unless of course you’re anything like the writer Balzac, who quite literally drank coffee to death. (There IS such a thing as caffeine poisoning.)
- J.K.Rowling wrote her Harry Potter series in various coffee shops. Harry Potter.
- Coffee is delicious.
- Being in a coffee shop all day gives you free coffee perfume. Free perfume.
- If you’re a writer who wants to look cool by writing in a coffee shop, chances are you actually look like a loser. Apparently, writing in coffee shops makes you a fake writer, not to mention an attention seeking dweeb. If you’re actually writing – bravo. Real writers aren’t concerned with looking cool. Therefore, you’re cool.
- Writing does not need to be a solitary activity. Being in public around other humans is healthy.
If writing in a coffee shop makes you happy or improves your writing somehow, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.