Being a writer you need a brainstorm of ideas and creativity and this only happens when you have disturbance free zone either at your house or any place where you feel comfortable in doing work. The place does not need to be something lavish with intricate furniture and fancy stationary etc. Rather it should be some place where your words just flow from your mind straight onto the paper. People can just come up to you for asking time maybe or their might be someone calling you to the party or there can be someone who keeps gossiping around you while you are busy with writing stuff. To avoid all these distractions you must fix a place for yourself for writing specifically.

The perfect example of the consequences you face if you are a writer and you do not have a place free from distractions is depicted through the movie Funny Farm. The character Chevy Chase who is a sports writer move to countryside named Redbud with his wife for the completion of his novel. Chase chooses a room upstairs that had window with a breath taking view and he thought that this setting would be perfect for him. But later he realizes the disturbance being caused to him. The chirping of birds and the maniac postman were adamant to distract him. Then there were issues like a dead body was found once. All these events dragged him out of his passion of writing and he at last quit the struggle for completing the novel he has always dreamt about. Now if you do not want something of such kind happening to you go and find a convenient place for you to write in peace. Moreover you might get astonished of the fact that there are many well-known writers who preferred being outside their home for the sake of writing.

1. Charles Dickens

A famous British novelist of the Victorian era was born on 7th February, 1812 and died on 9 June, 1870. The writer is famous for his renowned novels a tale of two cities, Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield and etc. Do you know the secret of his creativity? Charles Dickens has a loving desk and chair that was taken by him anywhere he used to move out. He used to prefer writing anything on his most favorite chair and desk. That chair and table can still be seen in the Charles Dickens’ museum in London.

2. Virginia Woolf

Adeline Virginia Woolf who is considered as the most prominent modernist among the 20th century writers and used stream of consciousness as an element of her narrations. Virginia Woolf was born on 25th January, 1882 and died on 28th March, 1941. The writer had this habit of getting away from everyone by going into the basement and sitting in her comfortable arm chair in isolation to produce her quality writing.


3. Agatha Christie

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie was born on 15th September, 1890 and died on 12th January, 1976. She is best known for her mysteries like ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ and detective novels. She has written many plays namely the hollow, the mousetrap and etc. What might be the inspiration behind all these ideas? Well every time she had to think of an interesting plot she would sit into her Victorian bath tub and while eating apples she would make the wonderful plots.

4. Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton was born on 24th January, 1862 and died on 11th August, 1937. She was first woman in 1912 who won the Pulitzer Prize for literature. Edith was famous for writing about the Gilded Age. She incorporated the life of Upper class society to which she belonged. She had this routine of writing in her bed after waking up from slumber. She used to keep her dog by her side. Edith’s secretary would later type the material she used to write with ink.

5. Stephen King

The renowned name when it comes to horror stories and novels. Stephen Edwin King was born on 21st September, 1947. He is famous for writing suspense and thrill, supernatural fiction is the genre that made him kiss the sky. His famous works include In the Tall Grass, The Mist, The Body and etc. Stephen King had this habit of writing by sitting in between his washing machine and dryer. He used to sit in his laundry to write all these wonderful piece of fiction.


Elwyn Brooks was famous for writing Charlotte’s Web. He was born on 11th July, 1899. The writer preferred writing being around his family and all the hustle and bustle since he was of this opinion that his family never bothers him.


7. Ernest Hemingway

Earnest Hemingway is best known for serious novels. He was born on 21st July, 1899. His famous works include For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Old Man and the Sea, A Farewell to Arms and etc. Ernest never felt the desire to occupy certain for the sake of writing rather he set a time period in which he used to prefer writing. He used to write early in the morning the rays of the Sun gave him hope for more writing. Ernest Hemingway used to write for 6 hours and then used to wait for the dawn next day to complete that.

8. Mark Twain


Mark Twain was born on 30 November, 1835. The famous works of this writer includes The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Mark used to spend his time daily in his study to write sometimes he would even miss his lunch and his family used to call him by pressing a loud horn otherwise he would keep himself busy in writing without being interrupted.