We all know Virginia Woolf’s famous advice: “A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.” (From A Room of One’s Own – 1929.) To have space for a home office or nook or alcove somewhere in the house or apartment is ideal.
In reality, though, that isn’t always an option. We also know a writing place can be anywhere you open your computer or notebook. A noisy cafe, the beach, a kitchen table.
Some of my creative writing students shared pictures of their writing places. The retreats below are as unique and special as the writers who inhabit them.
From Kelli Keller …
I purchased a journal and have found a cozy warm spot to reflect on the day. Relaxation and thoughts come much easier while sitting in the rocking chair as the sun sets over the mountains. If it’s later, the gentle fire in the fireplace is a great replacement for the sun.
From Cheryl Redman …
To preserve solitude … this is my reading and rumination space.
And this is my writing real estate.
From Deb Ehrich …
I’ll be going to my GIRL CAVE – aka, the Casita, to write.
From Sally Weir …
With the sun on my shoulder and my husband snoozing and/or reading nearby, I am relaxed with pen and paper. The dog is snuggled at our feet and the three of us are content.
From Eleanor Kooper …
This is where I write. Because of back surgery, I cannot sit on a hard chair.
From Kaye Cefaloni …
Off tomorrow to shop for a new writing desk. I found a little place in the guest room.
And from me …
Welcome! Have a seat … it’s time to write.
Where is your special place? The place that signals to your body and mind to write, create, dream. To tell a story … real or imagined.
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I loved this post and seeing all my friends writing spaces.
What a fun group with a fabulous teacher!
Thanks, Vicki! Writing spaces are fun to see. This is a great group and ready to try anything, no matter how risky. Glad you stopped by.
Excellent once again, Carol. Kind of fun to know or at least recognize all the people whose spaces you highlighted. Of course my creative space is different from all of those shown – bigger and lots of “tools” since my paper becomes cards or other items far more often than it used for words:-).
Hi Kerry – Thank you! Glad you stopped by and knew the ladies in the pictures. And we’ve certainly enjoyed several of your lovely cards! Having a creative space is the best!
The one thing I have discovered its not where you write, but write whenever and wherever you can.