This post was originally published at Novelicious.com and is now at WritingTipsOasis.com. WritingTipsOasis.com acquired Novelicious.com in June 2022.
I’ve had so much fun looking back at everyone else’s writing rooms, that I nearly forgot to write about my own!
Our house is very open-plan which is nice for the family but not so nice when I’m trying to work and everybody is milling about. So, to stop me getting distracted and stressed, my husband very kindly built me a writing room! It does help he’s in the construction industry. It’s hard to get a good picture of the outside, as it’s tucked away in a corner of the garden which was essentially a storage area.
I wanted a desk spanning the width of the writing room so I could spread out, as by the end of the day I find I have no end of things scattered around me. I have to admit, this picture was taken in the morning on a good day.
To one side I have my white board where I jot down some key facts about the characters in my latest wip. I also have other character info hanging up on bulldog clips along the shelf and often end up clipping the timeline there too. I’m very much a visual person, so having these as prompts is ideal. To the other side are my box files where I keep magazine, articles, printed manuscripts, etc.
I often share my writing space with my dog, Tess. She’s 14 years-old now, so tends to make herself at home by the bookcase and does a lot of snoozing.
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