Jenny Gordon writes of redecorating her writing room to make it more conducive to writing. "Our writing spaces are precious. ... We are invoking magic when we tap into our well of creativity, and we need to create our sacred space in which to do that."
write almost anywhere when I have to, but my favorite place to write is
in my home office. These are the comforts that make it welcoming:
--Stereo next to me, for music. Or I can click open iTunes on my computer.
--Chocolate supply in desk drawer.
--Bookcases full of books.
window right in front of my desk. Some people advise against such a
setup, saying that the window is too distracting. I love having the
window here. I can see the weather, the change of the seasons, some
birds and squirrels. (Once a bat even roosted on my window screen.) When
I have to look away from my computer to think for a minute, I have
something to look at. Yet it's not overly distracting, since the view is
mostly of tree branches.
--A bed. Handy for putting stuff on top of, and for lounging with a book when the day's writing is done.
I have several and can change them around. Right now I have a mountain
view on one wall and a vase of flowers on the other.
This is the
room where I've written all three of my published books. When my husband
and I first started house-shopping, I told him that one of my
requirements was to have a writing space of my own. This is one of my