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Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.

Monday, October 24, 2005

A writing room

Last night I fiddled with a video game, listened to the BBC, ironed some shirts, watched a DVD and talked to my girlfriend. I did all this in one room, my bedroom, which doubles as a living room.

Living in New York, space is tight and so is money. I'm not sure how it is elsewhere or what some of you have done to earn extra cash.

I am, though, considering renting a writing room. I need a separate space to write it... the internet/tv/radio/phone is a combination of rather flashy distractions. If I pay for a space, then maybe I will treat it as an office and work on the plays in the way I should be.

Beats moving.

Has anyone else considered this?


devore said...

there are writing rooms all over the city. you pay a monthly fee for a quiet space to work.

what with the weather turning cold and poor, I'm having to close up my current office, or "beer garden."

maybe i'm getting older, but space and quiet are important tools to a writer, especially one with a day job.

Joshua said...

I have a separate office and yet still I fiddle -

UF is on tonight . . .

Boo said...

Last march, I moved into a different and though i have three roommates , it's a very large house. I have a room and an "office".
I would say that , though I still fiddle like Josh does, it has done me a lot of good to have a space where I write and a space where I sleep which are different.
My desk does feel like the place to be creative.
I know libraries also rent out spaces but i dont know how late they are open in NY...
Our library here is a writer's heaven.

boo said...

a different... house !!! that's what I meant. long day, sorry.