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The secluded shacks and sheds of famous writers

From Virginia Woolf to Mark Twain to Roald Dahl, many important writers have used shacks or sheds to shut themselves away from the external world and enter their own internal ones. Writing is generally easier in a peaceful spot without distractions, and so it’s no wonder that a lot of writers choose to go off alone somewhere when they want to work.

We’ve collected photos of the writing shacks of a few important writers. As you’ll see, the spaces seem almost like extensions of the writers themselves. Take a look at a few of our favourites—you might just feel inspired.