This was in a book supplement from The Observer last Sun:
'Some go to extremes to find the perfect envornment in which to write. When faced with writer's block, Victor Hugo, the author of Les Miserables and the Hunchback of Notre Dame, disrobed. He had his servant take his clothes away for the day, leaving him with only pen and paper so he'd have nothing to do but sit down and write. DH Lawrence took the idea to an extreme: he'd climb mulberry trees in the nude, finding the rough bark stimulating...'
So there we go! The answer!
"He had his servant take his clothes away for the day, leaving him with only pen and paper so he'd have nothing to do but sit down and write."
Clearly he didn't have the procrastinating skills of a PhD student...noughts and crosses, origami, doodling...the possibilities are endless!
my biology teacher at school took part in an experiment whilst writing up his phd thesis: he was locked into an underground bunker for 6 months, without daylight, radio, tv, papers etc for research on biorhythms. he said it was fantastic - he got paid for writing up his thesis and he had no way of procrastinating...
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