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My Own Writing Corner

Putting this under the category 'Writing' because I honestly don't know where to put it. LOL!

Anyway, us writers are a picky bunch. We have to fund our muse to write and often times, we need to have our 'space', both in the literal and figurative meaning of the word.

The photo was one I took last week during my three day weekend (read my post here, ). While I was sitting at the desk, it occurred to me, 'This is how I'd like my writing desk to be set up!'.

Anyways, this desk is no frills. One big desk with a couple of drawers, a comfortable chair, and a lamp. I'd like to have something similar except I'd like to have a . Perhaps fronting an ocean or a city skyline or a beautiful sunset or trees and mountaintops. I'd also like to have my own writing corner in my personal library surrounded by my favorite books and authors.

Do you have your own ? How is it? Feel free to share my fellow PPers!

Image Credit » Photo is mine. My idea of my own writing corner.

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SandraLynn wrote on August 29, 2014, 7:35 AM

I do have my own space, a desk not unlike this one. Not fancy but with a bit more stuff upon it. It resides (as do I most days and some nights) at one end and in the corner of our lengthy living room and I have a glorious view of our city from the 12th floor of our apartment :) I can also see the bay, which is lovely most any time of year. The only downside is there are no walls and the fam sometimes has a tough time figuring out when mom is writing that she cannot break from the moment...(the fam being the kid, mostly. The hubs gets it.) And so yes, we writers are a finicky lot. But it is important to feel that zen thing in our space; how could we create, otherwise?!!!!!!!! :)

MegL wrote on August 29, 2014, 7:55 AM

I am lucky in that I have my own study room, with a desk init but not anywhere near as tidy as yours. There are many writing coaches (even for academic writing) who emphasis that a desk of your own where you ONLY write is important. Some even suggest creating your own ritual for starting writing. Whether it's washing the dishes first or arranging your pencils in a neat line, develop a ritual that gets you STARTED!

allen0187 wrote on August 29, 2014, 8:20 AM

You must make a post about your view of the busy and the city Sandra! I envy you already! :)

allen0187 wrote on August 29, 2014, 8:24 AM

Hi Meg. That isn't my writing desk. It is the desk in the hotel room I checked in last week. It did serve as my temporary writing desk during my stay there. The only drawback is the mirror as I'm not find of seeing my ugly mug before writing! LOL!

Agree with you about the pre-writing ritual. That is indeed an important one to have. Mind sharing a photo and a post of your study? I will surely enjoy reading a post about it.

MegL wrote on August 29, 2014, 8:36 AM

allen0187 a photo of my study would fit well into a decluttering post!

nbaquero wrote on August 29, 2014, 10:30 AM

allen0187 It looks very neat. I don't have a corner, just sit down with my computer anywhere and start writing. Sometimes I jot down notes on a little notebook or in my phone, I think I need to get into some sort of discipline, and have an inspiring writing corner like you do.

Scorpie wrote on August 29, 2014, 2:52 PM

I like the multiple-office approach. At work, of course at my desk. At home I have a desk in the rec room that looks out into my back yard. In the camper, where I am now, I just use the picnic table.

BarbRad wrote on August 29, 2014, 4:01 PM

I have a very cluttered desk in one house. It is huge. My desk here is a computer stand and is a better place to work than the desk at home where my main office (office by day, bedroom by night) is. I don't count the bed as part of the home office space, but by day it's used as part of the office space to process book orders for shipping and hold anything on my desk that's in my way. When it's time to sleep, it goes back on the desk.

Some writers prefer no view to distract them when they write. Annie Dillard is one of them. I have a window here, but not there. I keep the blinds closed here so I won't be distracted. I need it quiet and secluded.

chatombreux wrote on August 30, 2014, 12:17 AM

I don't have a specific spot - well, I do, but it's my daughter's computer, so I - personally - don't have a spot. But, it works. It's a corner desk at the window in our office. I can work there all day while she's at work.

Ravenmount wrote on August 30, 2014, 6:13 PM

I had a writing corner before I moved, but in my new place I haven't found the right arrangement of furniture, or maybe I need different furniture, to create a new one that fits. My last place had a built in table with a big window so I could enjoy people watching and natural light as I worked. In my new place there are no outlets where I need them to set up my computer near any of my windows to have a similar writing space. It's driving me batty, cause I feel fidgity not writing, but can't get comfortable yet to write.

MegL wrote on August 31, 2014, 4:29 AM

allen0187 I have now linked this post into the latest blog at