Space for writing

I suppose that one of the key things for any writer is having a space where they feel comfortable and inspired, even before they put pen to paper, typewriter key to ribbon or characters on a screen.

I don’t really have a favourite spot.  Just now I’m sitting in a large conservatory as dusk is falling, with fig trees, rose bushes and rubber palms growing inside, and ferns, bracken and sculptured gardens outside.

Just this week I’ve written while sitting in bed, while sitting on the sofa, perched at the dining table and crammed on a commuter train.  In an ideal world, I think I’d like a desk facing a window, with mountains and lakes, but then I’d probably be too entranced in the beauty of the scene to want to do anything other than just sit and be.

I don’t tend to write for long – probably 20 – 30 minutes on any one topic – but as this is a hobby, a way of stimulating my mind, I don’t see that as a problem.  If I wasn’t writing I’d try to spend the time reading, rather than looking at one or more electronic devices.

But here’s the thing, and most writers and bloggers probably struggle with it – what should we write about.  Is there anything you’d like to see me comment on?  Are there any topics you’ve read that you’d like to know more about?  If so, please head over to my Contact page and drop me a line. I’ll do my best to write about each and every suggestion.


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