Not sure how I neglected to post a link to my essay for Write Place, Write Time. I blame old age.
For as long as I can remember I have been a find-solace-in-a-crowd sort of writer. Give me an isolated room and three uninterrupted hours and I will remove the nails from the floorboards with my teeth, but I won’t write a damn word. Give me a Crowd. Give me Music or Noise. Give me Elbows bumping in a crowded coffee shop, or on a train, and I’ll give you 1500 to 2000 words a day.