Victor Hugo had his valet hide his clothes and wrote naked so he could not wander from the task.

One of the secrets to writing is keeping your bum in the chair and putting pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard as the case may be.

Victor Hugo knew this. He also knew that given any opportunity, he would procrastinate and put the task off by wandering away.

To prevent himself from wandering, he had his valet hide his clothes and sat naked at his desk until he had spent enough time working.

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