You have no idea how valuable these are to a writer. Peace and quiet to get into that space where we can work. And time – uninterrupted time – to stay there.
Every interruption costs of time. Every noisy interruption makes it that much harder to finish.
I mean, sure, give us a nice pen or a gift card to Starbucks. (Seriously, I’ll never say no to a gift card from Starbucks.) But what we want most? The peace, the quiet, the time to work.