Reading the thread about writing oriented software a reply formed in my mind. "A pro writer would write his novel even if caged with only a spoon to scratch the walls with." Then, before writing it down I actually imagined myself in that situation, which, now that I think about it, is a reflex I'm proud of. The first thing that came to mind was how slow one would write, but usually "imprisoned with only a spoon" is a long term commitment. The second thing that came to mind was the limited space. A single jail room worth of text isn't much, but I suppose a text covered room will get you a notebook, or a move to the padded suites. The third idea was what bothered me. No corrections. Having to write it all in one go with no possibility to go back and introduce a character or item you need seventy five chapters later. My writer mind told me there was no problem, with so much free time, I could think about every part of the story before committing to write it. But it was a bit hard to actually believe that. Then my IT mind solved the problem, I could write all as a linked list of fragments so the removal and reinsertion of pieces would be solved by just changing the references. But that would probably get me a padded room quite faster, and it's not only hard to write on the padding but you won't get to keep your spoon either. Do you think you could write the next best seller on your jail room's walls?