You need a place to write… well obviously you do. I mean a special place. Your place. Most professional writers I know have that place. One crime writer I know writes in bed. Another, a business writer, needs the business of his leisure centre to work in. For me it’s a special William-only room or shed. Somewhere no-one can get to me – or if they try they know they’ve crossed a boundary. Your place, your nest, your hide-out in the wilderness, is something you seek out, you make special and you guard ruthlessly with your writing life. Without it you’re likely to be a writer-adrift in search of a place to get started. So find your place…

Arnold Dogelis