Recently, I completely redid my writing space.
Where my desk was, I felt stifled. My desk was covered with college textbooks and papers to take care of. I hated it, hated even thinking about sitting down to write. The desk was a graduation gift from my granny, but other than that, my love for using it was non-existent.
So, I decided to completely redo my space. Inspired by my friend, Katie Grace, I had Snapfish print some aesthetic pictures of my novel. It was really easy to do and super cheap. I totally recommend doing it.
I moved my desk in front of the window, where the light can stream in. Because sunlight is awesome, and with the fall season, I love the angle of the sun.
I bought a cubicle to sit by my desk and hold journals, my finished novels (printed on LuLu) and writing books.
As you probably know, I have a serious addiction to The Lord of the Rings, so I printed some things off the Internet and made a few homemade pen holders.
I love my space now. I’ve been snowflaking my novel, and loving every minute of it. I’m having fun. Your space is going to be your own, with your likes and what inspires you. It was so much fun setting up my space, my own little nook away from the craziness of the world, I almost want to do it again!
I’m no expert, but here are a few tips on creating a space:
- Eliminate distractions. For me, that was the mess and college books. Moving them out of the way freed up a lot of space. You’d be surprised at how freeing a large clean space can be.
- Provide inspiration: For me, that was Middle-earth, my cat paperweight from a friend, and a picture of my OYAN family. My pin from a Renaissance Festival, Shakespeare Approves isn’t so much an inspiration, but has some good memories attached to it.
What inspires you, will also be unique for you. Make your writing space your own, special in every way, and watch your creativity flow!
So what inspires you? What does your writing space look like? Don’t be shy! Let’s talk in the comments.