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Meaning of the place: Where writers write and why
Robert Graves worked at a Refektorium desk in the dinning room; Robert Graves was in a room equipped only with handmade items. As Ernest Hemingway said, D.H. Lawrence was written upright. "Katherine Anne Porter said she did her typing in the countryside where she was living like a mistress.
Hans-Jane Franklin in the bath tub, Jane Austen in home and Marcel Proust in the bedroom. At five in the afternoon, Balzac had a huge dinner, fell asleep until the middle of the night, then got up and spent sixteen long periods writing at a small writing table in his room, driven by never-ending teaspoons of caffeine.
" It is a kind of fusion of word-for-word and fantasy, sometimes without regard to the real environment, sometimes subconsciously adjusted to outside charms - soundtrack, fragrance, a trusted point of vision. "I had nowhere to write for years, except in my room and my home and then in my grain store but two years ago I was freed and did a novel in a Montana motel," said Jim Harrison Nancy Bunge in an exclusive TV feature in her Master Class collection:
Teachings from major writers (University of Iowa Press, 2005). Exceptional because I too sense the need to write in a certain place, but also because I am always looking for a new place where I think I can work best. While some authors like corporate and ambient sounds, others need insulation.
So what does it mean for a novelist to be trapped in a place? So what does room mean to a novelist anyway? "Writers need to find a way to harness creative power, and that can begin with the actual workspaces. In a paradoxical way, when the author writes well, is really submerged in the subject, this room disintegrates and becomes inconsequential.
It is a kind of fusion of word-for-word and fantasy, sometimes without regard to the real environment, sometimes subconsciously adjusted to outside charms - soundtrack, fragrance, a trusted point of vision. Winnicott in his 1951 essays "Transitional Objects and Transitional Phenomena" said: "It is the room between inner and outer realms, which is also the room between human beings - the room of transition in which close relations and creative development.
" Winnicott had a thought of a social network, but this notion of a transition between the inner and external realms is helping writers step into what Richard Russo calls "this psychological place where you have to be to do your best work". "Every author must define the configuration of this imaginative room, which includes remembrance, fantasy, intent and inquisitiveness, but also exist in the actual word; at the same token, every author must also discuss how much this room needs to be protected from the requirements of the day.
Many writers need the shift from awakening to working to be as fast and unobtrusive as possible; they talk about the closeness of their workrooms to their bunks so that their morning can slip smoothly into their work. Asking Sherry Ellis Binnie Kirshenbaum about her own personality routine for an interviewer in the Writer's Chronicle, the author said: "Get up, make a cup of tea, trip into my desk, turn on the computer, and I'll start before I'm up.
The writer Beth Gutcheon has a silent lunch with a section of the New York Times, followed by a bathroom with the newspaper's book review, also in silent form, and then goes to her desk for four or five hour.