I recently made space in my creative area for my pin board, writing notes and laptop. I wanted to write in my creative cocoon and get out of the cold (and usually dark) office.
The loft was cleared of all clutter, things were organised and new pictures hung on the wall. Then I started work this morning. The clean desk is now covered in everything required for me to write. My notes are open and the thesaurus is getting a workout. I have made more than one trip to the kitchen, but I’m ok with that.
What I have discovered though, is that the move has coincided with a shift in my attitude about writing; it is once again what I want to do with my time, and not something I have to do. Even though I am still editing the same piece, and getting distracted a lot, I am productive because I am embracing the creative side of the work.
What have you done to boost your creativity?
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Having a good space to work is key for a writer. I live in a tiny studio apartment in Manhattan. My work space is small, but I try to keep it organized and also keep a pin board for outlining my work.
I think organisation really is the trick. A messy work space is ok, as long as you can still find everything.
I move things around all the time & write with InkJoy colorful pens.
I like the idea of using different coloured pens. I usually only do that for edits. My printed manuscript currently has blue and red pen marks, and pink highlighter through it.
i went to uni yesterday and cut out more tiny houses – it was awesome!
That is just awesome! I can’t wait to see what these tiny houses make.
Hi Jenni – the reorganisation sounds fun. I’ve been disconnecting the internet. It’s been fantastic 😀