I began the series on Writers’ Desks with my desk and am ending it (for now) by sharing with you my writing spaces.
First, I want to give a warm recognition to Eamonn McCabe for allowing me to use his photos of famous writers’ desks. Without his photos I never would have had this series. So, thank you Mr. McCabe.
I wish I still had the stories i wrote on my first typewriter.
I keep this photo on the wall of my office as a reminder that I have come a long way.
A poster of Virginia Woolf from a summer doing research in the Bloomsbury district of London, Virginia’s stomping ground.
To remain open, a quote from E.M. Forster on my wall.
My bulletin board has motivational thoughts pinned unto it. “A good story is one that has changed you.” “I am organized in my writing.” (Where did that come from?).
From Steven James’ Story Trumps Structure:
You do not have a story until something goes wrong.
Usually, around four o’clock I end up sitting here, reading books to inspire me, books that i study for their beautiful sentences such as:
“…time stretches out here and writing is one way of filing up the hours.”
Maya’s Notebook-Isabel Allende
The stained glass window was made by my sister, Diana, and is on the cover of my memoir Mourning Has Broken.
This is a postcard of a painting by Toulouse-Lautrec that is on my bookcase. It was inspiration for my character, Annie, in my WIP novel The Protectors.
My writing day usually begins and ends in bed.
To all who have read, commented and stopped by the series on Writers’ Desks