Location, location, location

Okay, here’s the scoop, this is the best way to procrastinate writing: Deciding where to write. Runners up include what to write on, what to write with and when. Like, “I need a cup of Earl Grey tea to write with.” or “I write best very early in the morning.” My creativity often animates itself into a kind of pompous, demanding poodle: “I need treats! Get a plush, velveteen cushion! Dim the lights!” He’s particularly clear about the treats part.

But, joking aside, who doesn’t appreciate a good writing space? A private, personal sanctuary? A writing cabin in the woods? An uncluttered antique desk topped with a glass vase full of peonies?

I think I have already mentioned how much I love desks. And offices. I know, I know, it’s not chic to like offices. But I do. And it’s not only the ‘Mad Men’ style offices with buxom women siphoned into lemon coloured dresses nipped in at the waist and men rattling ice cubes around in their tumblers of scotch. I don’t even mind ‘The Office’ kind of office. Sad, but true.

So, in celebration of places to tippy-tap away at your keyboard, I’m hoping to begin a series about great writing spaces. An inspiration for all of us perching at the end of the kitchen table or sitting in an unmade bed with the laptop on our knees.

Welcoming submissions of any you have seen and fallen in love with, or your own…Merci!

4 Comments on Location, location, location

    • Hannah
      March 31, 2011 at 8:54 pm (7 years ago)

      Absolutely! In fact it’s the only writing place feature I have so far. Will be posting for certain. Why are there not more inspiring writing places photographed and featured? It’s all bedrooms and bathrooms. Some kitchens.. Perhaps because they have seen ‘mad woman in the forest gets a cottage’ and they know they cannot top it?! I know I wanna move in!

  1. Yvette
    April 18, 2011 at 8:13 am (7 years ago)

    Dear Hannah,
    A lovely friend just passed on a link to your beautiful blog.
    As a writer, I’m fascinated too by desks and other people’s creative spaces. I just took a snapshot of my desk, and here-to-fore had convinced myself I was quite the minimalist. Unfortunately, I think I was greatly mistaken. I’m not too sure how to post a photo but it would be gold!!
    Take care, and good luck with the book, I look forward to grabbing a copy.
    X Yvette

    • Hannah
      April 18, 2011 at 9:24 pm (7 years ago)

      Merci Yvette! Your blog is gorgeous too, and has me daydreaming about France, good food and chocolatey crepes piled high and sliced as delicious, sweet terrines! Can I come over to your place for breakfast?? Best, best, best wishes for your current writing. Many thanks, Hannah x


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