Monday, July 20, 2009

The Author in Her Habitat

a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href=""img style="margin: 0pt 10px 10px 0pt; float: left; cursor: pointer; width: 200px; height: 114px;" src="" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5357250516246859250" border="0" //aspan style="font-style: italic;"/spanblockquotespan style="font-style: italic;"I did everything but write in that room ... I paid bills. I printed things out. I sent faxes. I was connected to the Internet. ... The assumption is that writers can write wherever they can sit down ... But the main thing you need as a writer is a sense of certainty that you won’t be interrupted./span/blockquoteNovelist a href=""Roxana Robinson/a, a href=";ref=books"talks about her personal writing space/a in span style="font-style: italic;"The New York Times/span, and explains why she abandoned her book-lined study for a more austere working /br /And she isn't alone, she says, in seeking a space away from distractions. As she points out :br /span style="font-style: italic;"/spanblockquotespan style="font-style: italic;"Raymond Carver ... claimed that he wrote his short stories in the front seat of his car. Ernest Hemingway holed up above a sawmill in Paris. When the essayist Annie Dillard wrote in a college library, she found the comings and goings in the parking lot outside her window so distracting that she drew a sketch of it, closed the Venetian blinds, and taped the sketch onto the blinds./span/blockquoteMany more writers' room a href=""at span style="font-style: italic;"The Guardian/span/a.div class="blogger-post-footer"img width='1' height='1' src=''//div

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