Your messy workspace is crimping your productivity. Your neighbor’s kid is playing his tuba. You’re lonely as hell. Head to the local beanery for a change of scenery. But don’t forget these essential rules.
So, you’ve finally decided—or, through layoffs, been forced—to ditch that day job and join the ranks of full-time freelance writers. Good for you. No more bosses. No more neckties. No more staff meetings. Health insurance is for weenies!
Writing at home gets pretty boring pretty quickly. Coffee shops, on the other hand, get you out of the house so you can still pound out a story while retaining what remains of your social skills. Try these tips for getting the most out of working out of a coffeehouse.
1. Make sure there’s free Wi-Fi
You’ll need access to email, search engines, and reference sites. Few coffee shops these days don’t offer it, but it’s good to make sure before you plunk down to work.