For a long time thinking about the work of the writer I had difficulty connecting the idea of work with its rules, its rhythms, its systematicity, to the creative activity of writing, to which I associated instead freedom, instinct, inspiration. The experience first of all taught me that freedom is not an acquired datum but a conquest, instinct and inspiration are a guide, the driving force to write, not its realization. Writing means dedication, commitment, effort, courage, renunciation. Ken Follet states: “I like to lead an orderly life, in every sense. Inspiration alone is of no use. It takes discipline: you have to stay at your desk even if you can’t think of anything “. Ernest Hemingway rose at dawn around six and wrote until noon. Voltaire began work at four in the morning, after just four hours of sleep. Balzac inaugurated his day at one in the morning. Although in the morning it seems to be the most favorable moment for creativity, many writers preferred to write in the evening like Flaubert who worked until three in the morning. However, the daily working hours are considerable. They must be numerous and constant, as with any activity, even writing requires practice. The exercise of thought that translates into writing. Thinking is stimulating thought. You will realize that the more you get used to thinking, the more you will think to the point of not being able to stop. Sometimes it happens to start writing and to have the impression of having nothing to say, and then suddenly a dam opens and the water of creativity floods the mind. The concept of work is linked to that of solitude. Loneliness is another essential element for the writer, not a constant solitude, but the time that makes it possible to enter into oneself in search of that other world to which one gives life when one writes. The other world that lives in the imagination of the writer and that feels the changes of his mood, of his sensations, which threatens at any moment to get lost or dissolve under different influences, requires concentration and concentration, to define a unitary framework, for give a direction to the story, its character. Think of how much concentration you need to find the exact word, not the one that serves to say something in general, but the one that expresses it in a unique, unique way. Loneliness must be cultivated and sought after even though one should not escape the rhythm of life.