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Guest Post | Daniel Haight -- As Personal as Underwear: the Ultimate Writer's Environment

I don't want to sound like an old curmudgeon, but if the news is any barometer, people are taking their clothes off more than ever these days.  There are also more choices for underpants than one would have thought possible a few years ago.  In any case, the fact that people are dropping trou and showing off their chones helps illustrate a point I'm trying to make about the Ultimate Writer's Environment.
Is there such a thing?  A place you can go to, rent space in, and guarantee that you'll turn out the Great American Novel?  Some people seem to think so. Too many people try to emulate the style of what they think a writer should have - a perfect kneehole desk, pens that cost an ungoldly amount of money, linen paper, expensive laptop, special authoring software.  As if the process was more important than the result.  I hear endless debates about the perfect app for writing a novel or a screenplay and too few debates about how to get out there and write the darn thing.…