This article is from MaineBoats.com By Lynda Clancy
Photographs by Dave Clough
A journalist in Maine will spend years turning copy on a dime, writing at coffee shop tables, in cars during raging storms, at town meetings, or on boats in the middle of Penobscot Bay.
It’s a skill helped by technology and a dose of adaptability. Ernest Hemingway recognized that being a newspaperman early on had been fundamental to his evolution as an author. Constructing concise sentences, while presenting a passel of facts and details, on deadline, is no small feat. But quality of space does matter to writers, just as it does for artists and artisans. Virginia Woolf articulated in her seminal 1929 talk/essay, “A Room of One’s Own,” that women needed “a room” and “room” for the imagination to flourish.