My Writing Space

I am fortunate to have a writing space of any sort, much less a comfortable one.

Shack X

This is the shack that launched a thousand rejections…or something like that. It’s small, with a 10 x 12 footprint, and is getting crowded inside.  The photo was taken in August 2013, a few weeks before the interior was finished out. Note the inspector, Jackboy, with his ball.

Shack 1

The most important feature of the shack is the air conditioner. The bookcases are nice, too, but the heat would be unbearable without the a/c unit.

Shack 2

Books keep migrating here. I wonder why. The cattle dog spent many hours in the dog bed, but the Chihuahuas prefer the house.

Shack 3

I try to use the available space as efficiently as possible, hence the skinny book cases. The painting is by Stuckist painter Ron Throop, whose art and words inspire me.

Shack 4

The desk is usually messier than this…

Shack 5

Birds often smacked into the righthand window, until I added the little mobile fabricated from a piece of cedar and wooden bird ornaments.

Shack 6

Yes, that’s a stationary bike. The good thing about having such a small space is that I can ride the bike and reach over for a sip of beer without having to pause.

Shack last

I’ve been banging on that guitar for forty years. It’s a little worn, but then so am I. The broadside is a Galway Kinnel poem, “Little Children’s Prayer,” which joins a small group of signed broadsides in the shack, featuring poems by Jane Hirshfield, Arthur Sze and Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge. Alas, I’m running low on wall space.



177 thoughts on “My Writing Space

  1. A much needed piece of Heaven, a room of your own! Lovely, inspiring place. I have dreamed of a remodeled shed in my backyard, but my husband feels I’ll isolate myself, which is precisely the goal. Therefore, we compromised for a lounge chair under the mango tree, with an extension cord for the laptop. Cardinals and blue jays as background music, occasional showers as reminders to take a break. Enjoy your beautiful creative space!

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  2. One reason I write short poems is I don’t need lots of space or comfort to do it in. I compose in bed, at a desk in our front room, at the kitchen table, on my bike, in the car (sometimes, I confess, while driving.) It’s tuff enough taking the muse’s dictations without worrying about comfort.

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    • For years I wrote wherever I could, whenever I could, and I adapted my writing to those constrictions. Now I have the luxury of more time, and space. It is a glorious luxury. But it is a luxury, I admit.


  3. Oh my goodness, I love your writing space. It seems perfect. I especially love the wall mounting of the rope bridge. I am trying hard to create my own writing space. it’s an undertaking that I fear will take years and I certainly can’t afford to create on outside my home, although I’d love to. One day maybe. Your space is so cozy. Thanks so much for sharing.

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