Writers’ Rooms – A Safe Place to Write

Virginia Woolf\'s Writing RoomEvery writer needs a special place to write. Some writers are at their best surrounded by noise and bustle; others need the muse of music, ranging from gentle classics or opera to pounding rock.

Many writers will proclaim that they do their best work in silence and solitude, in a special room or section of a room in their home that is equipped specially for the purpose of writing. Others, with more resources, have a cottage or retreat to which they escape, where they are able to isolate themselves from the rest of the world.

Laptops have changed a lot for writers, have made it easier to “get away from it all”; to sit in a coffee shop and write or in a quite garden.

But many of us like the safe and comforting ritual of a special place.

Virginia Woolf certainly did have a room of her own, well two actually. In Sussex, she had this small writing room in the garden constructed out of a wooden tool shed below a loft. It had big windows and a view of the Downs across to Mount Caburn.

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