|For this title to make any sense, |
you must have seen the movie
Madagascar. If you haven't, go
watch it. And the sequel. Now.
I'm going to address this quite literally, for two reasons.
- When I picked On Writing for this series, I didn't realize the book has no index. The first copy I read was a hardback library book and luckily, I took notes with page numbers. Unfortunately, the copy I bought since is a paperback... with different page numbers. Which leads me to...
- I have notes written down on this very particular aspect of the question, and no time to re-read the rest of the book tonight. It's bad enough that I'm writing a blog post on my husband's birthday. (Don't worry, he's fine. He's watching basketball.)
So! What does Señor King have to say about physical writing space? He thinks you need a place away from distractions, dedicated just to writing.
"Like your bedroom, your writing room should be private, a place where you go to dream."
But not at the expense of the rest of your life.
"It starts with this: put your desk in the corner, and every time you sit down to write, remind yourself why it isn't in the middle of the room. Life isn't a support system for art. It's the other way around."
|Cute & cuddly, boys. Cute & cuddly|