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Roald Dahl's Hat is in up for £500,000 to save it from decay. If you could pick anywhere in the world, where would you love to write?

Now I write where and when I can, but if I could I'd buy a place near me called Hagrid's Hut, a round house in the Scottish countryside that looks too small for a family but just the perfect size for a writers den. I'd fill it full of stuff to help spark off my imagination, including some of the figures of characters from my books (Grumphspawn, Rodger the Badger, Pokey the Hedgehog, The Petal Princess, Uppity Mister Pumpkin Head to name but a few. I'd put Elannah's pictures around the walls and make sure I had a ready supply of creature comforts (including my highly prized coffee machine - alongwith a supply of peruvian coffee beans).

 

Where would you write and what would you surround yourself with?

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Just in case a magical Genie is listening,  I would like to write in the center of a quadrillion dollars I made from my first book.

That being said, I would perfer a large two story room filled with books from the floor to the ceiling with strange collectables placed around the room.  One wall of the room would be all windows.  I would be able to look down the valley at a small, humble but proud village with many characters to put in my scifi books.   At night when I stood in front of the massive window it would seem that I was flying my own space ship amongst the stars. 

keep writing

matt

That is a wonderful dream!

 

Hope you get there...

Matt T. Schott said:

Just in case a magical Genie is listening,  I would like to write in the center of a quadrillion dollars I made from my first book.

That being said, I would perfer a large two story room filled with books from the floor to the ceiling with strange collectables placed around the room.  One wall of the room would be all windows.  I would be able to look down the valley at a small, humble but proud village with many characters to put in my scifi books.   At night when I stood in front of the massive window it would seem that I was flying my own space ship amongst the stars. 

keep writing

matt

Oh - love this.... I would want a place near the ocean - someplace where it's not to hot - but stays warm the majority of the year.  I would have a small beach cottage next to the dunes - and a sun room on the back of the house that I could work in when it rained or was cool - and a big porch to sit on when it was nice. It would be shaded too help on reflections on my screen. I could look out at the ocean to relax - turn my face up to the sun to energize - walk along the water to feel the sand at my feet and allow the sound of the waves to clear out my  mind for a new thought.
Having spent twenty years at sea, i know the feelings it can bring. Its a brilliant place to have for writing. I might even return to the coast myself one of these days...

Stacy Eaton said:
Oh - love this.... I would want a place near the ocean - someplace where it's not to hot - but stays warm the majority of the year.  I would have a small beach cottage next to the dunes - and a sun room on the back of the house that I could work in when it rained or was cool - and a big porch to sit on when it was nice. It would be shaded too help on reflections on my screen. I could look out at the ocean to relax - turn my face up to the sun to energize - walk along the water to feel the sand at my feet and allow the sound of the waves to clear out my  mind for a new thought.
Sean - you ever notice that when you are near the ocean - you are more relaxed.... It's because every element of the earth is right there and it helps to balance you. Creative people either seek solitude and sun or solitude and earth (woods - mountains).  Funny - I am a people person - yet I like to be alone. lol...

I personally would like to travel. Live one place for a while, suck all the inspiration out of it I could, then move on to another place. Mainly in the sense that I have so many places I'd love to visit, and many of them have already given me inspiration, but I know that I can't write about it unless I see it in person.

One place though, I would pick Paris. I've dreamed of visiting France it ever since I can remember, and then my French class watched a virtual tour of the cities, and without ever seeing any of the town in person, I had a million ideas inspired by the beauty of the city.

I'm one for nonstalgia, and the details of Paris, Venice, Versailles, Buckingham Palace, and a million other places I hope to visit, they would all inspire me in different ways. However, no matter where I go, I'd have headphones, a large spiral notebook, a pencil, and a sharpener.

I love to travel too. Luckily I do so and go around the world with my company. Liz and I will tour the world once the kids have flown the coup. It's always a buzz being in a new place. Barcelona and Roma come to mind as places I'd love to go and see properly.

 



Callie Leah said:

I personally would like to travel. Live one place for a while, suck all the inspiration out of it I could, then move on to another place. Mainly in the sense that I have so many places I'd love to visit, and many of them have already given me inspiration, but I know that I can't write about it unless I see it in person.

One place though, I would pick Paris. I've dreamed of visiting France it ever since I can remember, and then my French class watched a virtual tour of the cities, and without ever seeing any of the town in person, I had a million ideas inspired by the beauty of the city.

I'm one for nonstalgia, and the details of Paris, Venice, Versailles, Buckingham Palace, and a million other places I hope to visit, they would all inspire me in different ways. However, no matter where I go, I'd have headphones, a large spiral notebook, a pencil, and a sharpener.

Its true that we tend to read the first and last letters of a word and then move on, our brains thinking seven times faster (apparently) than our speech. I've just noticed I put Roald Dahl's hat not hut in the title for the discussion, as I should have done. Silly me...

I thought it was a local saying like, the spare tire is in the "boot" (trunk).  I thought the Scottish really like cloathing that they name everything after it.  I was picturing a small round hut that looked like a Bolar Hat, maybe thats where I should write.

Keep Writing

matt

It is a small round house about 12 feet diameter, converted from some old farm building probably. More a top hat than a bowler ...

 

Am writing more now!

Cheers

Sean

Matt T. Schott said:

I thought it was a local saying like, the spare tire is in the "boot" (trunk).  I thought the Scottish really like cloathing that they name everything after it.  I was picturing a small round hut that looked like a Bolar Hat, maybe thats where I should write.

Keep Writing

matt

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