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“Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking.” -Jessamyn West (1902-1984) author of The Friendly Persuasion, a classic tale of the American Midwest.
I feel as though I can write anywhere, but that my best ideas seem to come when I am undisturbed by the outside world. A quiet writing space allows me to tap deep into my creative vein – I fall into a delightful rhythm that ends either when the piece is completed, or when the “beep beep beep” of a new text message breaks my concentration. (Note to self- remember to turn cell phone off when writing…)
Do you need a quiet space to write? Or can you write at the corner coffee shop surrounded by chatter?