In Japan, an author café has been opened where customers can only go home when their deadlines have been met.
Players can only book a seat at Manuscript Writing Cafe if they can prove they have a job to complete, but once inside, inspectors check their progress and can only leave when they can prove they’re done.
The café in the Koenji district of the Japanese capital has become a haven for writers who have a threatening deadline but continue to postpone it.
Owner Takuya Kawai said: “Manuscript Writing Cafe only allows people who have a writing deadline to deal with!
“It’s to maintain a level of concentration and a tense atmosphere in the bar!”
According to reports, the café charges writers for time blocks, with at least 30 minutes allowed, and then per hour with a coffee order.
The bar itself is fully equipped with Wi-Fi, USB ports and workstations.
Meanwhile, authors can bring their own food and drink inside, and they can even have takeaway food delivered to their table.
But clients need to write down how many words they intend to write and how long they think the job will take before they are accepted.
The manager will then check the authors every 30 to 60 minutes to monitor the progress of their work.
An author who has not completed the manuscript or the urgent project will not be able to leave the café until it is ready.
Customers can choose how closely they want staff to monitor their progress.
The “S” service sees them rush the copywriters in a rigorous way while the “M” course will do it in a milder way.
Manuscript Writing Cafe allows all types of writers, from translators to novelists.
Writer’s Blocks is actually a sufficiently documented condition that has influenced many famous writers from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Joseph Mitchell, as well as other creative geniuses such as the cartoonist Charles M. Schulz or the composer Sergei Rachmaninoff.
Modern creators such as songwriter Adele have also been affected.
It is defined as a creator who can not produce anything new by slowing down his creative side and is measured not only in terms of how long a creator has not written anything, but also how long it has been where he has no original. created on the project in question.
This story was sent to Newsweek by Zenger News.