Writing is not an easy task. Writers need an amazing space to channel their inner self and escape into another world -- or at least a world that is ideal for their stories. Quiet and silence are both necessary and a stimulating environment a must. These five locations all over the world are measured based on these parameters guaranteed to inspire writers.
Colombia has been a haven for many writers because of the solitude it brings when one is in a foreign place, friendless and is free to explore his or her entire being. While the writer's circle in Colombia is primarily Spanish speaking, the lush environments and affordable food and lodging can guarantee a writer a good stay -- and a good environment to explore scenes and dialogues.
Russian writers were inspired mostly by social events occurring in their country but most writers found themselves inspired by St Petersburg's tranquil urban and chilly setting. Russian architecture is amazing in St Petersberg. Explore the culture a bit and find inspiration among a foreign culture where most writers criticized and labored to inform its formerly troubled public.
The amazing castle-high Favelas of Valparaiso in Chile is a testament to the resilience and dedication to life shown by Chileans. According to Lonely Planet, it was Pablo Neruda who wanted to have his readers tour the amazing scenery featured consistently in his works because he loved his home and his country's culture. Indeed, writer or not, Valparaiso can strike the right chords for great inspiration.
Scotland is a quiet place -- perfect enough for writers, noisy enough to create an impact. Jamey Stegmaier writes in his blog that Scotland's Queensferry -- also recommended to him by his readers -- is a test of willpower because of its erratic weather and the feeling of complete isolation. Combine this with the cold temperatures and indeed, South Queensferry becomes a colorful place for total imagination.
Franz Kafka always saw something odd or different in Prague. It must be because of Prague's strange isolationism felt centuries ago. While things fare better now for most travelers, Prague's eerily charming environments could inpsire writers to write better than its literary giants including Milan Kundera and Kafka
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