Today, I have two questions for you, and they apply to anyone who works. First one, what kind of environment do you prefer to work in?
Here are some sample answers from authors below to get you thinking.
I need noise and interruptions and irritation: irritation and discomfort are a great starter. The loneliness of doing it any other way would kill me.
by Anita Brookner
The actual process of writing. . .demands complete, noiseless privacy, without even music; a baby howling two blocks away will drive me nuts.
by William Styrom
Second question is do you want to have a view while you work?
Once again, there are some interesting answers.
I like a room with a view, preferably a long view. I dislike looking out on gardens. I prefer looking at the sea, or ships, or anything which has a vista to it.
by Norman Mailer
The ideal view for daily writing, hour on hour, is the blank brick wall of a cold-storage warehouse. Failing this, a stretch of sky will do, cloudless if possible.
by Edna Ferber
As a writer, I can’t work unless it’s absolutely quiet. My desk is in front of the window, and I always have the blinds open, so I can see outside. The daily changes in weather can forecast the scenes for my stories, especially, if they are set in that season.
Okay, I’ve told you what some authors need for their work environment, and I have told about mine. Now, I’m dying to hear your answers.
See you next week.