Just spotted this piece on writing desk envy
at Poets & Writers and it sparked a trail to John Casey's Writing desk
, which put me in mind of Hemingway's desk at home
and on location
. Hemingway was a master at working his environment to suit his writerly needs at any given time. This got me to thinking whether there truly is a desk for every occasion and, if I pursue this, where I'm going to fit my sofa. To see what I mean though, visuals are needed...
the desk space, competition and instructor standing over me I'll need when I simply must produce something to a deadline. (may need a few spare rooms though to house all the people)
yes, a lap will do for journaling but the chaise longue certainly has the appearance of a key contributory factor.
oh, and anne's desk with its air of a crumpled bed - all coffee & fags & putting your feet up.
and back to hemingway. he looks so grounded here, sketching out his thoughts.
back at camp, he's really hammering out his prose now.
later, at the standing desk, for going back and forth on a story (verandah for pacing, an additional feature)
and the sturdy old oak desk for editing!
well, I guess - if needs must and I run out of space in the home (because of my new desk shopping addiction) and forget my notebook and pen - the pavement could become an option!
How about you? Where's the most unusual place you've ever written? Where's been the most productive?Nicola