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    Personal Writing Space

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by jannert, Jan 11, 2015.

    Just for fun, I just googled "writing space photos" and got this. Amazing. The real writers, for the most part, seem work in incredibly cluttered and non-designed spaces. Most of the 'neat, well-designed' photos turn out to be layouts for possible writing spaces, not the ones writers actually use. Love it. I feel right at home with mine, now. Mind you, it would be nice to have a view—but what I MUST have is a door that I can shut, and I've got one. So no complaints. I feel lucky, actually.

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=writing space photos&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=m1ayVNbTO8n2UtGogPgH&ved=0CCIQsAQ&biw=1093&bih=798#tbm=isch&q=writing space photos&imgdii=_
     
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    Wow, those are lovely pictures. So much inspiration for my own writing space (that could definitely use a make-over...) :)
     
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    I guess they've mostly taken pictures of things worth noting. I'd think there are some more moderate places, if a place really at all.
     
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    they look great - makes me feel less bad over the state of my desk
     
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    Amazing. Something that impresses me about most of those spaces is their size. My reading/writing room is 7 X 9 feet, and the only way I could even take a picture of would be to stand outside the window.
     
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    My space is wherever I can plop down with my lab top. small house with four cats, one dog, a 7 month old and a wife doesn't leave much room for a writing space.
     
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    Didn't King write in a corridor or under the stairs at times?

    So writing is in the head, and minimum space required for transcribing.
     
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    Someone should start a thread where members post pictures of their writing space!

    @SwampDog there is a picture of Stephen King in one of his earlier writing spaces in the link- 6 rows down the black and white picture with the corgi (?) is him.
     
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    Seventh row, yes. And the quote from On Writing ties it in.
     
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    I meant to also add 6 rows down on my Macbook Air so may be different on yours ;)
     
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    Wow, Will Self loves his sticky notes. Looks like he's got every sentence planned out.

    My writing space isn't as artfully junky as any of these. Just junky.
     
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    I do have a writing space, fully equipped with ironing board and shelves full of junk. There's also a bed for the cat in there too! :-D
     
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    Gotta say, my space is like a holy temple compared to some. Then again, I write on the same computer I game on. It's always tempting to take a "quick" break from chapter three when your joystick is saying "come, fly me!"
     
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    Just the sofa for me. I'm lucky if I can reach the laptop over pushy little dogs.

    Where I work there are a lot of homeworkers, myself included, and they ran a 'festive desk competition' in December. Interesting to see peoples work spaces. It did make me wonder just how genuine they were- and how much time people have on their hands.
     
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    Seeing those pictures made me realize (further) how much I procrastinate. My desk and sleeping quarters are spotless, which means I do cleaning instead of writing. The pics of successful writers show cluttered spaces because those men and women are busy writing instead of fudging around. I admire that.
     
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    Yeah, looking at some of them I get the impression of people pretentiously concocting an appropriately bohemian writing space. Something they can show-off to their friends and neighbours- "this is where I write. Oh, you didn't know I write? Yes I am a very creative soul". Twat.
     
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    I have a messy desk/study. Every so often I seriously de-clutter and clean it. Within three days, it's messy again. :meh:
     
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    Love it! Especially the ones with bookshelves floor to ceiling. Nothing says home and inspiration like wall-to-wall books.:D
     
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    I write on my bed with a laptop. I think I should write somewhere else, though. I tend to get sleepy.
     
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    LOL I love this. I remember seeing a picture of someone on another writer forum in her "writing space." She was sitting on the floor in a t-shirt and long legs, surrounded by bookcases of books, and the pages of her novel flying in the air, writing on paper and looking contemplatively off into the distance. You have summed up perfectly what I thought looking at that picture.

    As to my own writing space- it's the chair in my living room or in my office downstairs.. but in my defense I'm a realtor so it's my legit at-home work space and the writing is a secondary use.
     
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    Same here. I like to sit cross legged and I can't seem to find a chair that makes that position comfortable. I have a nice big antique desk but until I can find the right chair, the bed it is.
     
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    There have been a couple of mornings (in the holidays) where I have made a cuppa after the old man has gone to work, and taken it and the lappy back up to bed. The trouble then, is that the cat follows me and gets in bed which would be all right except the cat then tries to lay by my side with his head on the laptop keyboard.
     
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    this is like me. i write with my laptop on my lap like right on top of it. can't stand writing at a desk.
     
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    Get some slippers ffs.
     
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    or at least some socks!
     

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