This difficult craft of ours doesn’t respect boundaries.
If you’re a new writer, you’ve got to crack open a part of yourself and spill it on the page. You can’t do this if you’re working in chaos and you don’t know where anything is.
Even if your writing isn’t personal, your desk, floors, and even your walls belong to your research, notes, and your ideas.
Those who want to improve their writing value clear space.
The American novelist John Cheever wrote most of his best works alone in a basement in New York wearing just a pair of boxers.
The British children’s author Roald Dahl wrote much of his work in a shed dedicated solely to writing at the back of his garden.
Writers know they’re about to make a mess, and they can’t do it if they’re working in chaos.
Here are five ways you get the clear space you need to improve your writing.