Inspiration is an occasional, elusive and selective companion, hard to find and even more so to maintain. The great writers of all time knew this, and they tried to find in the world a quiet and personal place where they could unleash their ideas and imagination to create some of the most important works in the history of literature.
. Roald Dahl
His space of inspiration was a small room that was part of a small cabin ( The Hut , where he did not allow anyone to enter). In that place, he wrote sitting in a wing chair with a table that rested on the arms of the sofa and that served as a desk. This little cabin was situated in the garden of ” Gipsy House “, his home in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire , where he lived with his family for 40 years.
2. Agatha Christie
The famous British crime novel writer wrote dozens of works and was considered by The Guinness Book of Records as the most translated novelist.
In 1928, the famous writer traveled to Istanbul and Baghdad aboard the Orient Express , without even knowing that years later, that trip would inspire her to write one of her most famous novels: Murder on the Orient Express . In 1934, Christie wrote this work in room 411 of the Pera Palace Hotel in Istanbul.
3. Mark Twain
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain , was one of the greatest American writers of all time, even coming to be described as “the father of American literature.” A small octagonal cabin with large windows on each side was his ideal place to unleash his imagination and creativity, which allowed him to develop great works such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer , The Prince and the Pauper or The Adventures by Huckleberry Finn .