“Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.”
—John Howard Payne
“Except possibly when you’re trying to write.”
If you have a wonderful office that’s somewhere to retreat to—mahogany paneling, fieldstone fireplace, walls lined with books, a view of the restless sea, an assistant fielding phone calls in the adjoining office—skip this chapter. But the odds are that your writing space is less than ideal. Nonetheless, it’s important to find or create an environment that supports your creativity instead of fighting it.
Successful writers vary greatly in terms of the conditions they need in order to get their work done:
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