I just had an idea that I think would be FANTASTIC! Think of a magnificent, rustic medieval-type castle in the gorgeous highlands of Scotland. Think of luscious, huge rooms decorated with decadent furnishings, blazing fires and carpets, duvets and cushions of the softest quality. Out of the huge arched windows you gaze across endless green and misty forests and lakes. At this window each writer has a huge desk with space enough for sketches, maps, sticky-papers, etc and pure white light flooding in to illuminate both the paper and the mind.
At lunch, tea and dinner times writers from their designated rooms in the castle gather in the main hall. Here there is a massively long, shiny table covered in culinary delights. In the huge hearth blazes a gigantic fire before which a pack of friendly dogs nap. At these times, the writers will meet for drinks and food, swap ideas and chat about problems and thoughts. At the end of the ‘breaks’ the writers will go back to their rooms, to the beautiful peace and quiet to continue writing.
To break the routine, there are unbelievably green and ethereal forests to wander in, wildlife to watch, horses to ride out over the moors and a library of hundreds of books to cultivate more ideas and thoughts for their own writing. This is the place writers would go to escape ‘real life’ and have the time and area to write their book with the respect they deserve to be given.
This is my daydream for today… 🙂