The Guardian has a series on writers' rooms.
A quiet room to write in is a luxury I don't have. I usually write with a laptop on the kitchen table. And there I battle the elements (the busy environment), mankind (that would be my family interrupting me and people calling on the phone) and most of all, I battle myself (because really, I prefer internet-surfing and time-wasing to working).
I would like to have a room devoted to writing. Oh, I do realize that writing isn't about the externals - not about the drapes and the flowers and the ceiling-high bookshelf. It's about concentrating on the words and the flow of the unfolding story, and yes, I can do that at my kitchen table. Still, I'd like to have a quiet little writing space.
So who has a room for writing, and who makes do without?