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‘Altering my physical space automatically changes my state of mind and enables me to start work’

How should writers find space to write?

 

I suppose this is a matter of mental head space and physical space – both of which are a bit of a luxury. Once you’re in a cycle of editing and writing – especially if you’re producing one or more titles a year – you just have to get on with it in regards to both.

 

I prefer not to write at home. I like having a ‘commute’ even if it’s just to a coffee shop. This means I have a separation between my home life and writing. I get very little done at home – there’s too many distractions. I find that altering my physical space automatically changes my state of mind and enables me to start work.

 

In terms of time, I think two or three focused hours a day is more fruitful than sitting at a computer staring at a screen for nine hours. I’m sure some writers can produce quality all day. I am not one of them!