What Are the Best Places to Write? 15 Tips to Create the Perfect Writing Space – by K.M. Weiland…

on Helping Writers become Authors:

I admit it. I drool over Pinterest pictures of dreamy libraries and studies. Sometimes I google “writer’s offices” for inspiration about the best places to write, in search of that perfect writing space that will magnetize me to my desk and make me want to stay curled up with my work-in-progress for endless hours of storytelling.

Of course, it doesn’t really work that way. Even though I’m a neatnik sort of person who enjoys interior decorating, my office experiences never quite look like the Pinterest version. There’s dust, there’s crumbs. Even worse, there are distractions. There’s, you know, the Internet. And no matter where I write or how I design my writing space, there’s always the reality that writing isn’t actually all that glamorous.

But that’s good news, actually. The very fact that writing does not require a high-maintenance setting means we can, in fact, do it anywhere. As nice as a study lined with bookcases of leather-bound first editions might be, or a little desk on a porch overlooking a beach—these aren’t necessarily the best places to write for most of us. After all, the best place to write is any place we actually do write.

So how can you optimize your writing space to help you get in the zone and stay in the zone?

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5 thoughts on “What Are the Best Places to Write? 15 Tips to Create the Perfect Writing Space – by K.M. Weiland…

  1. I have a nice little space in the dining room with all I need around me. Lol, a large monitor, sticky notes and a coaster for my wine glass. The rest is insignificant.
    I created “my perfect writing space” in my garden. I bought a large, many windowed shed, sited it perfectly to catch the evening sun (I never or rarely write during the day) Insulated it, installed central heating, bought a lavish desk and captain’s chair. I built floor to ceiling bookshelves all around and filled them with the best of books (I already had them- though few first editions), busts of famous writers and vases of dried wildflowers. Varnished everything to a deep mahogany red and decorated the walls with Celtic art. I even put in a small bed covered with lavish tartan fitting for a Scotsman in Scotland.
    Ah, but there’s the rub. I am in Scotland and in the winter, it is too much of a bother, too cold, too miserable, too dreech to walk out to my lovely, heated shed.
    And so, I am here again in my dining room writing this at my little desk with a large monitor, sticky notes, and a coaster for a wine glass. But things are not so bad; the coaster tonight is covered by a “Game of Thrones” decorated wine glass containing a wonderful Australian Shiraz.
    Life could not be better.

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