My Writing Lair

I love seeing pics of the surroundings in which the writers whose work I love create their works. It’s energizing for some reason. So I thought, hmmm…why not take a snapshot of my own writing space? I did, and the pic you see is the result. When I step back and look at it, my space looks cozy but rather dark and it is dominated by that one-eyed monster perched atop my desk. If you’ve ever fought the tyranny of the blank white page you can imagine what it feels like to stare into a blank white page on this screen. It’s great for doing layouts and keeping multiple apps open and running. But writing in front of this thing is really different from writing in a composition book or on a typewriter or on my iPad or my smaller laptop. It’s more fatiguing. So…the pic is useful. It shows me some things I might want to change about my writing space. What about your writing space? Have you taken a picture so you can pull back to see how it works for–or against–your writing? Might be worth a try!



About kimgriswell

I'm an author, an editor, a writing coach, and a workshop leader. I spend my days asking questions and looking (or listening) for answers, and thinking up ideas for new stories to write for my favorite audience: kids! I guess I'm just about as curious as Rufus Leroy Williams III, the intrepid pink hero of my picture book series from Sterling Publishing, is persistent. Did you know that in 5000 B.C. people blamed 'tooth worms' for their cavities? Neither did I until I developed THE HAUNTED OUTHOUSE for the Bathroom Reader's Institute. Turns out, ancient dentists filled the wormholes with metals like gold or silver. Except the Aztecs. They used a mix of iron, water, and belly-button lint. As you'll discover by reading RUFUS GOES TO SCHOOL, RUFUS GOES TO SEA, and RUFUS BLASTS OFF! I believe that reading opens up worlds for young people. Books did that for me, and I hope my books will do the same for today's kids.
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2 Responses to My Writing Lair

  1. Kathy Doherty says:

    I am a sit-on-the-end-of-my-couch with my MacBook Pro on my lap and my legs up kind of writer.


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