"It is the first coworking space of its kind in Madison, so only time will tell if the writers’ refuge will succeed. But as a multipurpose space, Morgan has hope it will be a place that people enjoy."
If you write — outside of job that provides you with a workspace — why wouldn't you just write at home? I'm wondering, as I write in my workspace at home, which I love now and preferred even before retiring from a job that included a nice office.
1. Your home might be unsuitable. Too small. Too noisy.
2. Psychologically, you might need (or want) to leave the house and have the feeling of going to work, giving the day some structure, to keep you from drifting and floating and feeling that your work is everything and, simultaneously, nothing.
3. You want co-workers — people you see every day, colleagues — in your life. It's not the same thing as having friends. Friends you see when and if you want to see them, and there's always the question whether you want to see them, whether they're worth the effort, whether they're good enough friends. Co-workers are different, though not necessarily in a good way. If a particular co-working space has a great group, it's worth a lot. If it's new, weird people to annoy you — and I think the best writers have a high capacity to give and feel annoyance — then you've got a problem. (And you might be the problem.)
4. It costs money — $200 a month if you commit for a year — but you're getting WiFi. Cut off your WiFi at home, save money, and make home more of a refuge.