@cdevroe sounds like George R. R. Martin also follows the practice of "Deep Work" as described by Cal Newport. I believe J.K. Rowling once rented a hotel room to focus on finishing a book. Another writer, not sure if it was also her, booked a round trip flight to Japan and back, just to get some time to focus on writing. It is always interesting to me to read about what people do to be able to focus on an important task at hand. Thanks for sharing.
@odd I would agree. I don't have the time nor the money to do something like that. And like George said, the wi-fi sucks. But I think that's probably his point. Anywhere else, there probably was too much distraction for him to focus on his writing.
It doesn't have to be a remote mountain place. Carl Jung did nature walks to focus his mind and then spent time locked up in his home working. There was also this famous screenwriter or a director, he was something, who worked in his barn with a typewriter. He did that during a time when computers were readily available. The overall goal was to avoid distractions.
@Dino Yes, you’re right. It doesn’t have to be a remote place, allowing one self, and setting clear rules for family could be enough.
I must admit that I didn’t read the original post here, and I was really referring to The Shining.
@odd My apologies I didn't get the reference. Looks like the movie came out before I was born. I don't remember watching it 😀
@Dino No worries! No need to apologize. I thought that might be it. It’s considered a classic scary movie, but yeah, it’s 40 years old. Stephen King wrote the book, btw.