Month: August 2017

  • Solitude and Writing

    Solitude and Writing

    For me, writing has always meant a certain, daily, disciplined solitude. I get up, make an espresso, avoid the computer/phone/newspaper/child/wife, and head straight to my room, where I stay for at least five hours, if I’m lucky. That’s a long time to be alone. And I mean, really alone–absolutely no contact with the outside world. But it’s…