I'm a writer and I write a lot in public spaces and coffee shops. Whenever I see another artist (particularly another writer) I get excited about the creative energy in the space. Also, I'm always very curious about the person and what they're doing. I wonder about approaching them, but I worry about...
I think some do it in public spaces hoping that someone will ask. I saw an artist doing some sketchwork, and they had this look about them that they were just hoping someone would come by and take an interest in them. I would think writers probably would prefer to be left alone, but not all of them for sure. I say if they are in a public space, they should expect to have people approach them a certain amount. You are always going to get some rude people, but I wouldn't let them stop you from trying to engage with the world. If someone is rude about it, just keep doing you.
No, I don't because I don't talk to anyone I don't know unless I have to. I'm not a very social person.
I've been to a writers conference and signing party and talked with writers there and online forums but I wouldn't approach someone in public and try talking to them about it
How many people approach you, then?