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One of My Writing Spaces


Cecilia over at thekitchensgarden recently posted photographs of her writing space and suggested her readers do the same. So here are my photographs.

I have a very messy, ordinary desk where I do most of my writing, and where I’m sitting now, but Cecilia mentioned ‘favourite things’ about your writing space. So with that in mind I’ve taken some photos of my living room, which we’ve just rearranged and which is my favourite room in the house at the moment.

It’s also the spot where I’ve been doing most of the scribbling about my NaNo WriMo novel. So here’s the spot at lunchtime (couscous with chicken and cabbage, in case you were wondering), complete with my notebook, some scene cards and my vision board.

A foldout table and chair, with my visionboard, my notebook and my lunch bowl.

A yellow wall with a clock, two noticeboards with scene cards and two chairs.Okay, I cheated a little bit. The vision board is usually up on the wall next to my storyboard, but I moved it when the landlady came the other day (didn’t want her wondering what I was decorating the place with). It was on another table to the right of the photo, but I moved it because the other table was a bit of a mess. It’s gradually migrating back to the wall. I expect it will move to the coffee table next.

I like this spot for writing because it has plenty of light (during blue sky days) and if I look across to the other side of the room, I can see my storyboard. This gives me confidence that I do have the bones of a story and allays some of my nervousness about November.

So, now it’s your turn. Do you have a photo of your writing space? Please post and then share your link in the comments below.


Author: Jessica

I'm a writer who refuses to pin myself down to one genre, hopping from science-fiction and fantasy through to literary and even the odd western now and then. Check out what I've written at or follow me on Twitter @jessbaverstock.

4 thoughts on “One of My Writing Spaces

  1. that is great and i like that you have your vision board on a standing card like that. I am visual so i love to have everything right there where I can see it.. I can’t wait to see how november goes for you.. It will be a mammoth month, i can’t do the Nano and etc thing as i will be travelling for half of that month.. I will just keep plugging away at my 2000 a day as I wander! c

    • The vision board setup is one of those things born of necessity. I didn’t have an extra noticeboard to use, so I cut up a piece of cardboard and folded it. The problem is it doesn’t want to stand on its own, so I’ve got paperclips strung across the front to keep it upright.

      I love your easel! I want one of those now!

  2. I love seeing these photos! I use a similar construction for my vision boards, you can buy the cardboard triptychs at Office Depot of Staples, but probably not in China. 🙂 It is nice when they stand up like that because you can move them around, as you do, or take them on a retreat with you.

    • I was hoping it was going to fold up into an easily transportable square. It kind of did when I cut it out, but once I covered it with plain paper, it seemed to change shape slightly. May have to do a little more coaxing with a strong hand and perhaps some scissors.

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