Extend the Conversation: Is Solitude an Occupational Necessity?

Marla Elsea
May 14, 2021

Our spring 2021 issue of Forum, which is devoted to the theme of solitude, includes an article by author W.D. Wetherell that argues that being alone is critical for a writer to do his best work. If you missed Wetherell's piece, you can read it here.

To what degree, if any, has solitude shaped your own work life? Does it enhance your performance or make it more difficult to complete tasks? Do you prefer to be alone to do your work or do you miss the energy of having others around?

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