Writing Time, Part 61. The Pop-up Writing Space

coffeepotWe most likely have, each of us, a dedicated writing office space of one kind or another. Here, seated or standing at our own desk, we often feel primed to begin. It’s almost like having a head start on the work. I hear some of us saying, as I have from time to time, I can only write when I’m alone in my office.

Still, charm of setting and pursuit of a noble goal are not enough for storytelling, nor are they always enough for the writers who devise them. Just as the stories we’re writing demand transformation to hold a reader’s attention, our writers’ minds desire change to keep sharp.

Libraries. Coffee shops. Different areas in our homes. If we consider devising pop-up writing spaces, should silence be a prerequisite? Those of us who admire Jane Austen’s work know we’d be missing much had she required quiet.

A pop-up office won’t be as fab as our own perfectly-, or madly-, arranged private offices. Especially office spaces we love with all our hearts. But, even pleasures may fail to please when we settle into a favourite rut. Our brains are our most important writing tools, and they thrive on change as much as comfort.

 I hope you’ll have another brilliant writing week. Cheers Mel

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