Now how about a space specially dedicated to writers? :
... created by writers for writers, with an understanding that writers work best in a quiet, comfortable space away from the hurry and obligation of urban life.Two New York based creative writing students, Lila Cecil and Joy Parisi :
Tired of slogging it out in jobs they did not have their hearts in and desperate for a quiet place to write and a community of writers similar to the one they had found in graduate school ... decided to open their own writing center.The end result was Paragraph, a tranquil space which attracts writers in many different genres. There's even a programme of events.
Wish you had a place like this to write ... or do you think it really doesn't matter - like Jean Hannah Eidelstein on the Guardian blog who reckons one shouldn't be so hung up on the space we write in :
... this epic quest for the perfect space, the perfect chair, the perfect room temperature and wallpaper and perfectly chipped mug from which to drink one's perfectly steeped tea while writing has very little to do with the tangible need for surroundings conducive to creativity, and everything to do with the sublimation of writer's block. If the writing is going well, I am sure that I could do it while dangling from ropes off the side of an Alpine rock-face. If it's not, then it is much easier to blame on the state of the café in which I am trying to work - "This espresso is burnt! I can't possibly work under these conditions!" - or, I daresay, the volume of the shoes worn by the person sitting next to me, than on the treacly speed of my brain.Eidelstein is right, y'know. But I can't help thinking that a writing centre like Paragraph would be just so nice here.