I’ve always loved having the opportunity to peek behind the scenes and discover where creative people actually DO their creating. Whether it’s a sewing room or an open art studio, I get a real thrill seeing the detritus of the creator’s craft spread out from use.
Getting this intimate behind-the-scenes look into a writer’s life is rare. I suppose everyone assumes the real “creation” occurs mentally… but for me, writing is often a physical affair and when the muse truly calls, you’ll find me in the middle of the floor with laptop and yellow legal pad, balls of paper and random pens strewn about.
Am I the only one who writes that way? Navigating between technology and old school, long hand and typed… whatever it takes to woo the words and shape them into the shape I’ve envisioned.
The joy of blogs and the interweb is that they give you an excuse to feed your crazy fetishes (well, that’s what my blogs do!). So I’m taking full advantage of that here and sending out a request to all my writer type friends and acquaintances:
Send me a photo of your inner sanctum! Where do you wrestle with the muse? Doesn’t matter if it’s at the kitchen table at midnight, with pen and pad during your potty breaks, or in the luxury of your own dedicated space… I’d LOVE to see. With your permission, I’ll post your lair here on Writerly Musings, along with your 100 word (or so) description and a link to your website.
Interested in playing along? Send your photos and info to “snhamlett at gmail dot com” with subject line “My Writer’s Lair”.