I needed to change things because writing in the dining room led to too many kitchen distractions. Writing in a comfy chair in the lounge room didn't allow space for all the notes and reference books I need for research. Writing in bed is...yeah, no. Writing at my desk works best - so I needed to make it work better.
So out went several trees-worth of paper and assorted bric-a-brac that didn't belong in my 'Regency' space. The desk got shifted from curtains and wall to a view of my back yard (which is also helpful for spotting when our chickens free-range themselves onto the back deck!). Into my line of sight came the postcards of Chatsworth and historic London, the 'I randomly quote Jane Austen' badge, the soy candle which hints of bergamot and sandalwood (classic 'gentleman's fragrance), the reference books acquired on a recent trip to the UK. It might not suit minimalist types, but these all serve as prompts to remind me of what I write and why.
My office and desk is for an author who writes Regency romance.
And I love it!
Your turn: where do you write? Do you have things that serve as writing prompts?
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