I have no need to be surrounded by anything to write. I am a former print journalist and am used to the chaos and noise of a newsroom, so I can happily write in any environment.
i need magic & animals to help me concentrate.
It takes me a while to organise and find the right spot. I like a little bit of distraction. But not noise.
It has to be quiet when I am writing. Some of my popular writing places are in bed, at the kitchen table, or in my home office.
Music, clean surroundings..
Like any respectable author, I surround myself with alcohol and pretty women. The tv show 'Californication' has been an immense influence on me.
Various things, scenery, environment, ambients, people, music
Music has a tremendous power! I listen a lot of music every day; many different styles and genres. It helps me the most in consentration!
I love to write with music. I usually listen to a Sade station I created on Pandora. Music keeps me inspired and energized. And I usually have a large mug of French Roast or Italian Roast or a Diet Coke at hand.
good music and chocolate wine
One wooly slipper, a lacy under-thing belonging to my mistress, the salami I've been keeping since last winter and a closed door to keep Fraud-the-cat OUT.
Lots of Diet Coke and lots of noise. Silence is extremely distracting to me, and caffeine is my friend.
Plants. Lots of plants. I like living things to help inspire me to create whole new worlds. I also like pictures of constellations, the universe, and B-movies to further this cause. I also keep a figurine of Talos from Jason and the Argonauts close at hand. When I was a child, Ray Harryhausen was really the one to inspire me to tell stories via the claymation monsters in his flicks.
Clutter works wonders for me. With enough clutter around me, I have to block it out to think. Hence, the concentration and focus to write comes from turning my external environment off. One trick that helps is music. I'll put headphones on and play music that either charges me up or fits the mood. Soon, even the music fades away, if I'm on a strong enough creative tear.