Office Space

I’m procrastinating right now. I’m cleaning my office space and looking at pictures of “great places to write.” My intended post for today was about something far more writerly (i.e. six word bios). But instead, I share with you some of the fashionable and quirky snapshots I’m peeking at for inspiration.

According to Stephen King, in his book On Writing, the ideal place to write “has no telephone, certainly no TV or video games for you to fool around with. If there’s a window, draw the curtains or pull down the shades unless it looks out at a blank wall.”

Let’s see which of these fit the bill. One of these workstations is my own, can you guess which one? (it’s not the cushy prison cell, in case you’re wondering).

Virginia Woolf famously insisted that in order to write professionally a woman must have “a room of her own.” I’m fortunate to have such a space. And so, on that note. Back to work I go…

What’s your perfect writing spot? Public library? Café? Hotel room? Front porch? Or perhaps a cork-lined room?

I think the best place to write is probably exactly where you are.



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11 responses to “Office Space

  1. Elena Aitken

    Awesome post! And some lovely spaces.
    I LOVE my office. But I really, really, love writing on the beach in my mountains….

    • bjas

      Sounds like you have the perfect place to write!!! Wow, that is fantastic! I’m jealous. I want a beach….and some mountains.

  2. A cafe works now.
    But I write well on planes and trains and in airports. Without children.

    • bjas

      Without children being the key there 🙂 Sounds like you’re good with the background noise tho. And sometimes that works for me too.

  3. kp

    Beckie…first of all, I think you deserve a break; some down time from writing and working and re-modeling. And I love your dream writing spaces. I love writing in my backyard and in my living room on my I-pad. I like to get away from my office computer for personal writing. I also like to be alone when I write. Kp

    • bjas

      Thanks for the comment, yeah…I have to remind myself to take BREAKS, I need the down time, that’s for sure, but I’m not always great at giving it to myself.

  4. Trish Loye Elliott

    I laughed when I saw the garage space! I am now in love with my office space. You’re so right, everyone deserves a special place (and that can totally be a cafe). Great post!

  5. I love your space, Beckie–very clean and serene. I have a room of my own, but it’s crammed with books, litter boxes, reams of paper from indexing projects, wrapping paper rolls with only useless inch-wide strips remaining, extra furniture that I bought from Beckie, boxes of cassette tapes, PUC bills from when I lived in Kignston, and an ancient 286. It’s like “Hoarders–The Writers’ Edition.”

  6. Lori Dyan

    I’m with Leanne – my writing space in any place without my kids. Today it was the kitchen table at 4am. #yawn

    p.s. I want six-word bios!!!!

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