Friday, May 29, 2015

'Warning the Stars' Saturday #24: Coffee Shop Poetry



I love the atmosphere of a coffee shop.  Rather the plasticity of a Starbucks, a homely little small-town cafe, or a campus coffee bar inside a college library...they all give me this fuzzy, eccentric feeling.  My muse just itches upon entry!

I remember years ago during college when I first began to frequent coffee shops.  Each came with it's own cast of interesting characters.  I used to love observing the variety of  patrons, closely watching the ways in which they interacted, taking notes for characters in the stories I hoped to write.

So for this prompt, we're going to 'visit' a coffee shop/cafe.  We are going to walk right in there, pull up a chair, get comfy, and write!  You can do this a few different ways:

1) Visit an actual coffee shop.  OR go to a favorite restaurant and order coffee.   And while you drink your coffee, I want you to observe your surroundings.  Listen to the little tidbits of conversation that go on around you.  Pay attention to the ambient sounds...tinkling dishes, background music, the sound of footsteps approaching.  Take notes as you immerse yourself completely in the atmosphere.  Allow yourself to be inspired, and write.

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2)  If you find you can't really make it to a cafe/coffee shop, or maybe you hadn't planned on going out, visit my Tumblr blog Midnight Mocha Latte Dreams.  Immerse yourself in the atmospheric photos.  Use your imagination and be inspired by the visuals.  Take notes, and then write!




And before you begin, have a mocha latte, courtesy of me!  =)


Enjoy your time at the cafe this Saturday!  Happy writing.

8 comments:

  1. And now I'm craving coffee. :P

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    1. do you want mocha or vanilla? i'm brewing as we speak!

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  2. I love coffee shops. I'm always inspired to write when I go there.
    Thanks for sharing the prompt because that's what I'll do this weekend.

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    1. glad to be of inspiration! i hope you'll return and let us know how it went!

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  3. Great thoughts on coffee shops. Always nice to visit one!

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    1. there's just a certain something special about bookstores, libraries, and coffee shops/cafes.

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  4. Hello Stacy... enjoyed the prompt. Here's what I did with it:

    https://therattlingbones.wordpress.com/2015/05/31/warning-the-stars-saturday-24-coffee-shop-poetry/

    Hope the rest of your Sunday is a great one!
    ~Lori Carlson~

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    1. visited earlier...loved it!
      thanks for writing with me...i hope you'll stop by again soon!

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