The Stay-at-Home Writer: An Anatomy. 1. Take children to school. Drive through Starbucks on the way home. Halfway through Venti latte, realize: a) you are about to sit down in your office/guest room and write The Scene that will make editors salivate for not only this story, but for all your future stories; b) you might be the best writer who ever lived; c) you look good without make-up.