The Two Desks of Wells Tower

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By Jason Boog Comments

wellstower.jpgWhere do you write? Author Wells Tower explained his simple method for writing fiction in an interview at the New Yorker‘s Book Bench.

Tower explained how the Internet can ruin a fiction-writing experience, and has actually set up his writing room to keep himself off the web. His two desk strategy seemed sensible to one GalleyCat editor scouring the Internets for GalleyCat posts on his one overburdened desk.

Here’s his secret: “You have to pare out distractions, especially the vast banality of the Internet, which I find lethal to fiction writing … I have a nonfiction desk and a fiction desk, and I’ve deliberately not gotten wireless Internet. In order to go online, I have to go over to the nonfiction desk.”