We all have our favourite places to write. Some of us like comfy couchs and warm fires, others like the local café or park. Most of us also have a desk somewhere, either buried under piles of something or organized and clean.
Me? I have a desk… but I don’t write there. I love it because there are little bits of me scattered all over it – a talking dalek, Doctor Who’s sonic screwdriver and a TARDIS-USB-hub, some roses Hubbie gave me last year now dried and in a fancy jar, a couple of fluffy frogs, a photo of Hubbie and I on a posh boat speeding under the Harbour Bridge, a mosaic tile from Jordon that I use as a coaster… curiously, no photos of the kids (though perhaps other parents can understand why!!). Above my desk is a painting by my Dad and memorabilia from a couple of writing awards. It’s a very me-space and I love it. I do all my rewriting and editing there. Wanna see it? Okay then…
Pressies from Hubbie…
My beautiful desk lives in a study nook at the end of our hallway…
This means I have no door I can close… but at least my lovely bookshelves are there for all to admire…
As for actual writing, I like to get away from my desk for that, because my desk comes with a darkly interesting and fast internet connection! So – to create – I put my feet up in the lounge…
What about other writers, though, where do you suppose they write?
Well, I wanted to find out… so I asked them! Now you get to see too. For every day in August and a bit of September, I’m going to post a photograph of a different author’s desk or writing space. Who in particular?
Well, here’s a list! (NB. photos probably won’t appear alphabetically)
Donna Maree Hanson
Lisa L Hannett
Marianne de Pierres
Rowena Cory Daniells
Tansy Rayner Roberts
Zena Shapter (me!)
Wow – aren’t we lucky that all these wonderful authors are sharing photos of their writing space with us. Thank you, wonderful authors!
Now… Bring it on, August!!