Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Neil Gaiman: shedworker

Writer and general all round good egg Neil Gaiman is featured in the new Shedworking book. Here's a snippet about what he says about his garden office (pictured above) from the book:
I had the gazebo built about 15 years ago, and go through phases of using it, and then I'll abandon it for 5 years, then rediscover it with delight. I love walking to the bottom of the garden, and settling down to write.

Nothing ever happens down there. I can look out of the window and some wildlife will occasionally look back, but mostly it's just trees, and they are only so interesting for so long, so I get back to writing, very happily.

There are heaters down there, because it gets cold here in winter, and blankets on the chairs, ditto, and I have to try and remember not to leave bottles of ink on the table as they freeze. It's just out of reach of the house Wifi, too, which is a good thing.



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4 comments:

  1. Lovely. Seems to be the perfect place for writing. I particularly like the deck, and would probably spend most of my time there.

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  2. And as a bonus it has a Cabal.

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  3. Quite a great place for writing. And no computer! Writing by hand is a wonderful way to do it.

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  4. Wow. What impresses me about that is how spartan it all is. Just a couple of notebooks and that's it... My shed, when I had it, was absolutely stuffed full of tat.

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