Monday, April 2

What's Your Dream Writing-Space?

Last week I was contacted by a young woman called Emma Henry, a design student from a university in Belfast. Emma has been given the brief for a project in which she must design the interior of a cabin for a writer, which would be located in the back garden of the client's house. She's doing some research into the habits, inspirations, motivations, and environments (actual or dreamed-about) of writers and the spaces in which they write so she can design the perfect writer's cabin.

If you think you might have a little time to spare to answer a few questions for Emma, please let me know and I will forward your details on to her accordingly. Just leave a comment, email me if you have my address, or send a message through my website. Thanks!


Just finished reading: Paradise Fields by Katie Fforde

7 comments:

Phillipa said...

Jess

I like views, mugs of tea on tap and no distractions. I have a view over the fields from my home office but I love to write overlooking Lake Windermere (where there is no Internet connection). I wonder if the cabin should have a trompe l'oeil on the wall, if a view not available? Maybe of a landcsape or of Gerard Butler/Richard Armitage/JJ Feild?

Lis said...

Well bookshelves are a definite must. And light, like Phillipa said if views aren't available then maybe a nice little skylight in the ceiling to let in a little natural light.
But be nice to have my own little writing spot instead of the basement *g*

Sue aka MsCreativity :-) said...

I agree with Philippa's views and Lis's bookshelves and light. I also like wall space for a noticeboard to pin info/pics relating to wip.

That said, even though I have my own writing area (minus the view:-(), I tend to be a nomadic writer - I wander around with my laptop and sit/lie in the sunniest/warmest spot!

Wishing you, The Bloke and Flump a wonderful and relaxing Easter weekend.

Love,
Sue :-)

Jessica Raymond said...

Thanks for your input, guys! Lis, I got your message and have passed your contact details on to Emma. Pip and Sue, if you'd like me to pass yours on too, just drop me a line.

Jess x

Phillipa said...

Jess - I don't mind being contacted by Emma, sounds like fun. I agree about Lis's plea for 'light' and with Sue. I finally had a laptop last autumn to try and help me separate 'work' writing fron 'novel' writing and now I try to write the novels in the living room on the laptop, rather than in my office.

Sue aka MsCreativity :-) said...

Jess, same for me - I don't mind being contacted by Emma either.

Sue :-)

Jessica Raymond said...

Thanks Pip and Sue -- I'll send your email addresses on to Emma.

Jess x