Discuss: Your Writing Setup


There are a lot of components that go into writing and one’s mood while writing. There are the tools you use, the ideas you’re working with, and there’s your workspace. Of course, as writers, I’m sure you all know that your workspace can be just about anywhere. If you’re working with a notebook and pen or a portable laptop, you can write on the go and any time you find inspiration, you can work on your latest project. But, let’s be honest. There’s one special place, isn’t there? There’s one place where all of your “mojo” lines up just right and you get your best work done. For every person, there are unique items and conditions in each workspace.

For me, my ideal workspace is my room.  It’s where all of my books are and I’ve tacked things up on the wall that inspire me. I write in a lot of places, but when I write in my room I feel the most comfortable and the most at home. When I’m in my room, I can close my door and not be disturbed by any outside forces (well, not many), and simply get some real writing done. Real life forces us to write wherever we possibly can, but if I had my way, I’d write in my room every chance I got.

In fact, that brings up something else — what would be your ideal writing space? For me, it would be one of two places — either a house in the English countryside or an apartment overlooking Central Park. Now, those are some pretty big dreams, but we all need something to strive for. And for us writers, a room of our own in the most inspirational of conditions is most likely on that list of things we’d like to have one day.

What about you? What is your current workspace like? What would your ideal workspace look like? Share in the comments!

— Jet Fuel Blog Editor, Mary Egan


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