This post was originally published at Novelicious.com and is now at WritingTipsOasis.com. WritingTipsOasis.com acquired Novelicious.com in June 2022.
Isabel Ashdown, author of Summer of '76, has let us have a peek inside her writing space today. Over to you, Isabel…
We moved into this house twelve years ago, when it was a bit of a wreck, and I was heavily pregnant with my second child. Since then, the room I write in has gone through several transformations, depending on the various stages of family life – junk room, playroom, guest room – and now that the kids are a bit older, it’s MY room. My husband is a carpenter, and a couple of years back he renovated the room and crafted my beloved built-in bookshelves, for which I’m eternally grateful.
I love the light in this room. In the summer, I have the French doors open onto the garden, where feeders are hung along the line of trees for my bird-watching pleasure. This, I believe, is something that comes with age – I never anticipated that I’d one day be an avid twitcher. The big porthole mirror adds to the light of the room and in the winter months I have several lamps on the go, to fend off the gloom of dark and rainy days.