I don't know about you, but I always love seeing how the writing corners of my fellow writers look like. I thought I'd show my desk - the place where I write my stories and some of my blog posts (although I tend to write a lot on my bed too.) :-D
My desk was a messy, hectic, packed place several weeks ago. It has Period Drama pictures hanging all over the wall and bits and bobs all over the place. While I did like that, of course, it was time for something less filled and, well, eye-straining - I still have all my pictures, so I can hang them up again if I feel like it. I felt I needed a place where I could write... I wanted a desk of a writer.
So I created one.
For me, I think there are four main things a writers desk should have. #1, a place to put all your old, maybe-future stories and story ideas, plots and notes. #2, a proper selection of pens, stationary etc. #3, a space on the wall for current story notes, sudden ideas and words of encouragement to yourself. And finally, #4, a paper and a pen next to you so that you can jot down things immediately. I personally like to have my ideas on paper rather than on my laptop, but, as I said, this is what I think. Other writers may think differently.
So, the place where I have all my crazy, old stories, story ideas and notes is a big black folder with a bold label, 'CRAZY WRITINGS' as a warning to lurking siblings. :-P The inside looks like this:
It's fun when you keep all your ideas - someday you'll look at them and find inspiration. I have, and I refresh some of my old plots into a different story! Great fun. ;-)
Why do we need so many stationary if we have the laptop, you may ask? For the jottings and first drafts. And not only for my stories, I need my stationary during my work, during the schooldays, and, for example, when I write a long letter to someone. ;-P
This, I admit, is my favourite part of the room currently. I love glancing over my to-do list for tomorrow, my story ideas, my blog post ideas, my wish list, and my personal words of encouragement to myself!
WRITE THAT BOOK OF YOURS AND STOP DOING OTHER THINGS. Okay dearest. I shall.
What do you think of my little writing corner?
Do you have a desk similar to mine?