Thursday, 16 June 2011

The Anatomy of A Writing Space

My sincerest apologies for missing the blogs yesterday. I'm still trying to settle into my summer schedule, but that's incredibly difficult to do when living in an unfurnished apartment and trying to get it set up. *sigh*

Speaking of setting up, right now all my writing takes place with my laptop on my lap while I sit on one of the two (yes two) pieces of furniture in our apartment. Soon, however, I'll get to craft my own little writing space.
While I dream of spaces like this:



and this:



It will probably end up looking more like this:



(I'm a tad disorganized)
Authors, what do you have to have in your writing space? What odd trinkets do you include? Do you use a conventional desk, or something else? (Once I wrote on top of a defunct fireplace) What's unique about your writing area? What's something all writers should include?

Does any of it include chocolate, perhaps?

XOXO
Bethany

13 comments:

Sangu said...

As cool as the stone study looks, I love the cluttered book-filled feel of the second picture! My desk is quite tidy but, apart from my laptop, I always have a notepad and pen at hand. I also have tons of books around and some beautiful photographs on the wall behind my desk - they inspire me when I'm stuck :-)

Lisa Gail Green said...

Um, mine looks most like the third. But the first is SOOOO cool. I do love my little study though. My hubby painted it red for me, and I have books all over and a leather couch. Of course I share space with the Wii so it isn't all mine, but mostly it is. I have a laptop and a little fold out desk that can fold back into a sofa table. I'm happy. :D

L.G.Smith said...

We have a little study that's big enough for a couch and a desk and a bookshelf. I write in there on a laptop. It's the one room in the house that is somewhat private and cave-like, which apparently I like for writing purposes.

Marsha Sigman said...

I have that first pic saved on my computer as my ultimate fantasy writing space.lol Great minds and all that.

I write at my kitchen table now on a laptop. And I said I would never give up the desktop.

You must have a notebook to jot down notes right by your computer and some sort of caffeinated beverage. And Chocolate.

Elliot Grace said...

...lovin the stone wall. A thing of beauty...at least for us storytellers:)

EL

Jennifer Hillier said...

My writing space started out neat... and now I would be embarrassed for anyone to see it.

I always write with a lit candle and a bag of dried fruit nearby. Yet I always ignore the dried fruit so I can go get the chocolate I "hide" from myself!

Rachel Searles said...

Right now I do most of my writing wrapped in a blue fuzzy blanket on my couch, with my feet propped on the coffee table. Not the best for my wrists though, so when we move in two weeks I'm hoping to set up an awesome new writing corner :)

Christina Lee said...

Cluttered FTW!!!! :-)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

My area is covered in colorful pieces of paper with all kinds of notes on them. Yep, it's very messy. :D

Lynn said...

That first spot s amazing! Would you believe I am a kitchen table writer? My office is too full and crowded!

Janet Johnson said...

My writing space changes. Present moment I'm at the dining table. wouldn't I love a secluded space some day for quiet. But right now, I always regret the seclusion because my 2-year-old is really good at getting into mischief. :(

Robin said...

When I first started writing poetry the only place I could focus was in my closet. O.o Now I sit at my desk or with my laptop on my lap on top of my bed which I use as a couch in my room. And as you know I always have a cup of tea while I write. Makes me wish you were here Bethany! (Can't wait to see you. You should come to the Tri-Cities for my birthday...which is Thursday.) =)

Talli Roland said...

My space is quite spare - I like it that way! Clutter does my head in.