Livin’ easy

From sun-soaked days to balmy nights, three writers share favorite summer spots.
Published: June 1, 2013


My favorite place to write is on a beach in Martha’s Vineyard sitting hidden behind a dune. Warm sands and absolute isolation, far from the teeming household and generation-laden lawn I love is essential, if only for an hour or two.
– Rose Styron, poet and editor of Selected Letters of William Styron

The season doesn’t really begin for me until I can sit and write on my porch without a jacket on. When I’m writing on the porch, I can trick myself into putting in four or five hours of work without necessarily feeling like I’m working.
– W. Todd Kaneko, poet and short story writer

I love to hike alone with a specific question in mind, and the deal I make with myself is that I can’t go home until I figure out the answer. Inevitably, on these walks, the ideas flood in, and when they do, I take my phone out of my pocket, hit the voice memo button and “write” the scene.
– Susan Henderson, author of Up from the Blue