I’m a writer. This is why I need solitude.

Solitude is essential for a writer…wise and true words, here.



I always wanted to be a writer. I don’t think I ever doubted or questioned that I would make a living writing books. Looking back, it doesn’t even feel like a choice — it was just the path I knew I had to walk. I was a loner as a child and I started writing my first book at already as a teenager. While other kids were desperate for acceptance and just wanted to be part of a group, I was sitting in my sound-insulated loft, writing. I didn’t even tell anyone what I was doing during the first 6 years of my creative writing career. Needless to say, I didn’t have many friends. In fact, none. And I was quite happy with that.

I am now in my 40’s and I have been working in solitude for about 30 years. I have produced 17 novels during those years, and…

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    Jun 04, 2016 @ 03:41:08

    Nice lamp he got there!

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