Make Your Own Writing Studio
by Nancy Ann
If you are serious about writing then you have to take your writing seriously. Find a place within your home that you can claim as your own and make it your writing studio. Organize your niche so that you have the basics-pencil cup filled with sharpened pencils and pens that work. Have your reference books, e.g., dictionary, thesaurus, etc…, within reach so you don’t have to leave your space to retrieve them. Provide your area with proper lighting and a comfortable chair. Set up your computer or laptop here, as well. Most of all make sure it is an area where you can work distraction free.
You don’t need to buy a fancy desk. I usually go to a Goodwill or used furniture store before I buy brand new office supplies. Frequently, I find what I need. A simple card table and chair with a pad is a great starter desk. My first desk was a couple of wooden crates with a wide board across the top. I dolled it up with a table cloth draped over it. I put a lamp on one corner along with my reference books and a few other office supplies. The bulk of these items were purchased from the Goodwill. Not fancy, but it definitely did the job! Personally, I liked its humble appearance.
Now that you have your writing studio set up, use it! Try the free-writing exercises that are described in the Writer’s Workout, work on a novel, or any other writing project that you have. Utilize your space and pursue your dreams and goals!