My Writing Place, by Anthony Riches

Fun article about why writing at home sometimes isn’t the best physical space for a writer to ‘work’ in. Personally, there’s a reason why I hit up coffee shops for rough drafts.

Writing Historical Novels

Being quite spectacularly ill-disciplined – just ask my business partner and our long suffering employees – I’ve been aware for a while now that I’m not at my best writing at home: nowhere near it, as a matter of fact. Barely ten minutes into the day’s work I’ll have diverted to the internet to research something or other of some relevance, but from there it’s only a matter of seconds before I’m reading car reviews on the Evo website, looking at gorgeous stainless steel lever action rifles on the Marlin website or simply trawling Wikipedia to find out just who was the lead singer of Mud in 1975.

Having confided this shocking lack of discipline to my friend Eddie a while ago, I then spent a few days writing in his office after receiving an invitation so sincere in its expression that it would have been rude to refuse. Driving down into…

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