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Location, Location, Location

Dear writers: when it’s a gray and gloomy day outside, find a place to write that inspires you. Pretend you’re not in your house but instead a villa that you’ve rented for the week. The dishes, the lawn, the errands — those are someone else’s problems. Right now, all you need to worry about is hot coffee/cocoa, a roaring fire, and words on the page.

This is my writing spot:

Feel free to snag this picture for your desktop if you don’t have access to a space of your own. You can pretend those are your cute feet. You can even pretend that this is a Real Fire — unfortunately, this is one of those gas-burning jobbers that gives me a wicked headache after about ten minutes.

*I* like to pretend I’m on the floor in front of the fireplace at WoodThrush Woods, drinking some of Mary Robinette Kowals‘ parents’ lovely jasmine tea or hot chocolate supply. The winter writers retreats were always my favorite.

[Picture easter egg — those of you who were at WFC in Saratoga will recognize that brilliant blue bottle in the window…]

Now, shut out the rest of the world, clear your mind, take a deep breath, and write, my friends.

4 Responses to “Location, Location, Location”

  1. Heather Says:

    Thank you! This is exactly what I needed! I have spent today looking up literary agents and thinking I need to just stop and write. I need to make sure I have everything in order to send, the problem is I can’t decide what to write! I have 2 books jumbling around in my head. 1 non-fiction on relationships and the other a romance novel. I have spent months trying to sort them out and know where to start, not deciding and then putting them both off. Today, I will tune out everything and just start, whatever comes out will have won the battle. Thank you so much for the inspiration and push I needed! 🙂

  2. Princess Alethea Says:

    Hahahahaha…you sound just like me!

    You go, girl! Write like the wind! xox

  3. Jamie Todd Rubin Says:

    Looks much cozier than my work office today. 🙂

  4. Ron Dickie Says:

    This would not work for me. The desire to tickle those cute feet would be too great, and I would get absolutely no work done. :p

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