Want to write a novel? A coffee shop might be just the place to do it, at least that was part of the rationale behind Canada’s first Coffee Shop Author contest, which saw determined Canadian writers hunkering down with lattes and laptops all across the country. From The Toronto Star:
Forty-two Canadians entered the online contest, promising to write most of their submissions -- poetry, novels, teen fiction -- in coffee shops. A few bent the rules and created in local libraries, and in one case, in rural Saskatchewan, an ice cream parlour.The Coffee Shop Author website is here.
Writing is a lonely pursuit and has always driven writers out of their houses to find companionship -- or distraction or inspiration -- in public places.