This post was originally published at Novelicious.com and is now at WritingTipsOasis.com. WritingTipsOasis.com acquired Novelicious.com in June 2022.
I think of Virginia Woolf, of course: A Room of One’s Own. A desk facing a clean, uncurtained window, a ream of white paper, a fountain pen. I picture a small vase of flowers, suitably wilted, and a cup of tea with a saucer. The Great Virginia would have had an ashtray for her cigarette butts, and a little match holder nearby. A writer’s room suggests all that to me, but what I’ve got is the local coffeehouse pictured here. This is my favourite table where the beady, unchanging gaze of the electrical outlet frowns if I look up from the laptop and start to daydream.
Occasionally I laugh out loud at my own lively prose, but then, glancing at the glaring outlet, I go back to being a serious writer.
What Would Ginger Rogers Do? by Caitlin Raynes is out now.