Saturday, June 23, 2012

Vis Ses Snart

A question for all you writers. When you go on holiday do you take your laptop with you? Do you expect to work while you are away?
Now, what if that holiday was called a Writers’ Holiday? Does this mean a lot of writers on holiday together or a holiday away from writing?
I think I’ll take my laptop, not to work but so that I can pick up emails. It’s only 29 Big Sleeps until Writers’ Holiday. Vis ses snart?

(Vis ses snart is Swedish for see you soon. Who says a trip to IKEA can’t be educational!)

6 comments:

  1. I've never been on a writers holiday, but I do take my laptop with me when we go away. Good intentions are rarely followed through though, so I guess that makes it a holiday away from writing. (The only language I've learned from IKEA is the language OH used as he constructed his flat-pack bookcase!)

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  2. No! I don't have a laptop, just a PC, but am wedded to my iPad. I never take it away with me because it does me good to gett away from emails, internet, and replying to blogs!

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  3. Yes, I take my laptop on holiday. Although, it'll stay at home when we go to the Cambridge Folk Festival next month. I can also confirm that my visits to IKEA certainly have taught me a thing or two.

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  4. Yes, I take my laptop with me. You ever know what inspiration will hit whilst away. At last year's Writers's Holiday I made some notes about Caerleon (the town). When BBCCountryfile magazine wanted ideas on Roman Britain, what information did I look for? Yep, those notes made at last year's Caerleon! And yes ... I got te commission!

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  5. Yes I always take my laptop as many of my holidays inspire articles and I like to capture the moment.

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  6. I use a pc so, no, I don't take that on holiday. But I do take a notebook (the made-of-paper kind) and pens with real ink in them. I don't aim to do any serious writing, I just jot down random thoughts, impressions, place names, snatches of overheard conversations etc. but I'm usually pleasantly surprised at the ideas they spark off when I re-read them much later. I also take lots of photos and make brief notes of locations and other important info in case I can use them as illustrations later.

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