About nine years ago, I had the chance to visit Ernest Hemingway’s Key West home. It was the bright spot in a trip that was otherwise a little bit melancholy. It was fascinating to see the place where a writer I had so admired had worked…and played. While there, he wrote To Have and Have Not (a personal favorite) and The Short, Happy Life of Francis Macomber, among other things.
I found a little inspiration in seeing the room where he did the majority of his work, and enjoyed playing with the kitties that still frequent the grounds. Writing spaces have changed so much since that time. Now, a laptop and a chair are plenty enough, but I think there’s something to be said for writing things on paper now and again.