Many thanks for this excellent article, Jeff — so many good points here. I am aware of them already (like most writers, probably!) but seeing them set out so clearly is really helpful.
Actually, no, one of them was new — or put in a different way. I’ve heard about writing in cafes, and even done it once or twice, but the psychology behind it — working where other people are working — is sound. I work better surrounded by others who are also working. Now thinking of taking my laptop to my local cafe and seeing how that goes… Thanks!