I'm like a blinkered horse. I don't see my surroundings. I work in a clutter of papers and stuff but once I start writing I'm somewhere else. I try to avoid my workroom, it's too tempting to mess with emails and answer the phone. I usually do my main writing stint in bed as once I get up, I start faffing about finding other things to do than writing. Sometimes if the weather's good, I hide at the bottom of the garden where I can't hear the phone ringing.
earphones... to listen to music during writing.
I write where ever is comfortable, usually in a reclining chair, with some sort of background music. I tend to leave the TV on, even if I'm not watching anything interesting.
A door I can close and iTunes on my computer.
I think I answered something to this effect already..
My work area is my room and sometimes I'll have the tv on or I'll play music or nothing.
Coffee! I could write through a bombing blitz, as long as there's coffee.
I would like to say peace and tranquility, a tidy desk and a neat filing system. But the fact is my work area is cluttered with notebooks, reference books, manuscripts of the latest WIP chapter, a million pieces of paper with reminders of things I should be doing. The only peaceful thing about it is the sleeping form of my German shepherd waiting for her next walk.
Sitting here by the window so I can birdwatch probably isn't the best thing for concentration. Might explain why I get so little done.
I keep my notebook close, and refer to it often. I also like to have my favourite radio station steaming via the net, or a CD playing in the background. Depending on what I'm writing, there can often be reference books close by, as well.
Very little - clutter clutters the mind!
I have an iPod ready for when I'm editing. And figures of Darla from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and an Imperial Stormtrooper from Star Wars watching my every move.
Comfort. No TV. Music without words. Lists. Blank paper. Plans and notes in Moleskine notebook. Cats. Water. Art deco lamp. Cushion.