Most authors, or anyone who works from home, may feel the strain of isolation at times. Of course, there are those of us who are quite happy to work without seeing or talking to another human being, but the increase in co-working offices speaks to the fact that people don't always want to be alone when they work.
A co-working space is basically a shared office space that freelancers, remote workers, small start-ups, or anyone who needs a flexible workspace can rent. The offices are usually equipped with computers, printers, Wi-Fi, conference rooms, and kitchens stocked with coffee and tea.
The advantages of renting a shared office are that you can avoid the distractions that come from working at h
ome (that load of laundry can't get your attention if you're not home!), and you have a sense of community working among others. Also, actually taking your work outside of your home can inspire you to be more productive.
On the other hand, you need to plan for the budget of paying rent, and if you're the type who needs to work in a quiet environment, having other people around might not be for you. But it's very much an option that is growing in popularity, as more and more people are starting to work remotely.
Would you consider renting a co-working space? Post your comments below!