As a writer, you can never underestimate the role that the environment in which you write plays in shaping your work. While writing at home is certainly convenient, and writing in your local coffee shop has its romantic appeal, what most of us really need is a relatively quiet space where we can write on a consistent basis.

In recent years, community-style workspaces specifically designed for writers have been popping up all over the country.  Membership fees at these establishments are usually much less than the cost of renting a private office.  Joining one will not only allow you to be more productive, it’s also a great way to connect and network with other writers.

I’ve listed a few below.  The first one, The Writers Junction, has been my regular haunt for a couple of years now.  The rest are located in other cities, so if there’s one near you that you think I should include, please shoot me an email and let me know about it!

The Writers Junction
1001 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-0999

The Writers Workspace
5443 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 907-0336

The Writers Room
740 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
(212) 254-6995

The Writers Room of Boston
111 State Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 523-0566

The Loft Literary Center
Suite 200, Open Book
1011 Washington Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 215-2589

508 Dale Ave.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 296-1922

Toronto Writers’ Centre
627 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6G1K8
(647) 427-4737