So, I hadn’t realized that writing in Starbucks was a thing until my buddy ohnosarge brought it up in a tweet one day. She directed me to Family Guy who mocks those coffee shop writers as needing to be seen working on their craft.
Imagine my eyebrows climbing to my hairline. That led to a search online, and sure enough, I discovered there was this whole negative attitude about it! They call the act pretentious, annoying, and all around inconsiderate.
For over a year now, I’ve met with a group every Friday morning to do some writing. We chose Starbucks because of opening time and location. The group consists of about 5 people. Believe it or not, quite a few people think meeting at 5:30 AM to write is absurd. But I’m a freak who likes to wake up early. And I don’t even drink coffee.
Now call me pretentious, but I’m perfectly secure in my writerly ways. Not to mention there isn’t much traffic at that hour so if I wanted to write for attention, I’d have to do it a couple hours later.
Still, I want to hear your opinions about coffee shop writers. What are your thoughts?