28 September 2012
Where do you do most of your writing, and why is that space conducive to writing?
I write in bed, using a laptop. I don’t like sitting at a desk because it gives me backache.
Felix Baron, author of petite novel Look at Me!
I have an office.
Chrissie Bentley, contributor to The Visitor, Confessions, Submission, My Secret Life, Sex & The Stranger, At Your Mercy, Shameful Thrills, Exposure, Improper Conduct and Girls Girls Girls and Underworlds
I used to have a "dedicated" space, but now I just plop down wherever my laptop likes. Silence and concentration are more important to me than surroundings.
I write in public, usually at a variety of coffeeshops, though I'm partial to Gimme Coffee! in Brooklyn. I also write on trains and airplanes, because I travel a lot. Something about being in a café surrounded usually by other writers helps me focus. I get inspiration from overhearing bits of conversations, and often use those to fuel a story. It may be just a phrase or an outfit or something about the interaction between people near me, but I appreciate their energy. Whether I'm at my home or someone else's home, I don't get that same vibe and have much more trouble focusing.
I tend to write at home. My house is small and intimate and I love its cozy atmosphere. Sometimes I go out onto my front porch, but those opportunities depend on the weather. My computer is set up in my living room. It is not a well lit space, so I often light candles which always help with writing more romantic stories.
Either at my kitchen table or propped up in bed. I don't know if it's conducive to writing, it's just what's available to me right now! One of these days I'll have Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own. If you'd like to see that happen, please buy my books!
Megan Hart, contributor to My Secret Life
I have an office where I write, and everything in it is geared toward my writing. I love it!
In the rocking chair that was in my nursery as a baby. It’s the best spot in the house—it’s where I rule over my domain—LOL. I can see everything, I’m a central location (the living room), I stay in motion from the rocking and it keeps my posture decent while I type on the laptop.
Gwen Masters, contributor to My Secret Life
Most of my writing these days happens on a comfortable couch, laptop sitting on the wide armrest. Sometimes I will lounge in bed with the laptop in front of me if I’m feeling lazy. I rarely use a desk – instead, I prefer to create several different spaces that are laptop friendly, so that I can move around when the mood strikes. Our home is a comfortable, cozy place that makes it very easy to get inspired to write something new.
In bed. My bed is practically my office. DVDs on one side, laptop on my knee, papers all over the floor, jellybeans on my bedside cabinet. It's just comfy.
Kristina Wright, author of Seduce Me Tonight (October 2012)
I do most of my writing in a Starbucks near my house. But I have two little ones under the age of three and my babysitter only works part-time, so I also write at home after they go to bed.