Hello, Aidan --
I do my writing at an old desk. I got it second-hand, it used to belong to an office in some big company. It is made of steel, and has drawers, and is sort of an ugly grey color with a little bit of rust. The top is white, and made of stuff they used to call """"formica"""" and use for kitchen counters. I am very happy with my desk. I have had it since 1987. I think I paid $25 for it. One cool thing about my desk is that it works sort of like an antenna of some kind. If I sit quietly at my desk, I can hear radio broadcasts...they may come from other planets, I'm not sure. All I know is that when I sit at my desk all kinds of idea come into my head. So that is the answer to your second question...I don't have any trouble coming up with ideas...as long as I have this desk.
Good luck with your book report and biography. Be sure to mention how handsome I am.