Marooned on a desert island for two weeks, with room for only five essentials, what would you carry with you?
I ask this because as writers there are so many hurdles we have to overcome to be productive. I have since learnt that we can be enamored by a thesaurus, a tree and even an open window. Besides this, with so many gadgets available today, it is no wonder that in order to write, we have to cut ourselves off from all of the things we usually rely on, in our day-to-day living. If we really want this, we must unplug. Simplify our lives.
And since we are in the business of writing, my fellow writers, I give you only fifteen minutes of reprieve here, to answer the question posed above. If you were marooned on a desert island, what five things would you carry on a two week retreat? For me it would include a solar powered radio (yes, music is essential), a stack of books, a pack of pens and pencils and someone to share the experience. How about you?