This post was originally published at Novelicious.com and is now at WritingTipsOasis.com. WritingTipsOasis.com acquired Novelicious.com in June 2022.
As an avid reader of Novelicious over the years, I’ve been overcome with some serious writing room envy. My favourite has to be the immensely lucky author who had a gorgeous room at the bottom of her garden! For a long time, I wrote curled up on the sofa in my living room while the telly blared something distracting in the background and my dog tried to swipe the laptop out of the way. But not anymore. For now, I have a writing room OF MY VERY OWN.
Now that my bedroom’s been designated Official Writing Room, I can’t imagine writing anywhere else. I go in, shut the door and get on with my WIP. OK, so perhaps I mess around on Facebook, Twitter, Netflix and Pinterest for a while first … And of course I spend longer than I should Googling actors to base my romantic heroes on. Who doesn’t?
I love writing surrounded by all my favourite books. My old bookcase was on the verge of collapse, so I got a new one and naturally had to buy more books to fill the extra space. Has to be done, right? I went a bit overboard and bought too many, so some live in Amazon boxes under my bed. My bed is the stuff of dreams: comfy, cosy and with a massive duvet that’s like a massive fluffy cloud. It’s the perfect place to snuggle into, let your imagination run wild and have the occasional power nap. Any author will tell you how important they are.
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For me, my writing room is like my little corner of the universe where I can create my stories. Every time I go in and close the door, it’s just me and my characters. And maybe a bar of chocolate or three…
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