Friday Fun: A Room of One’s Own

Although I am the least artistic person in the world, I think an artist’s studio would be a very inspiring place for a writer to work in. Here are some places which caught my eye in the past.

So much light https://findingtimetowrite.wordpress.com/2016/10/28/friday-fun-artists-studios-2/

More achievable, everyday studio inspiration https://findingtimetowrite.wordpress.com/2017/03/31/friday-fun-artists-studios-can-inspire-writers-too/

If necessary, I’ll take these away by force! https://findingtimetowrite.wordpress.com/2018/05/11/friday-fun-studios-for-non-artists/

Even when they are cluttered, there is something peaceful about studios https://findingtimetowrite.wordpress.com/2018/07/06/friday-fun-studios-for-those-who-dont-like-studios/

Last but not least, when art, interior design and poetic inspiration combine https://findingtimetowrite.wordpress.com/2014/11/21/friday-fun-artists-studios/

Friday Fun: Writers and their Writing Dens

A day early, but just in time to build up a little book(shelf) envy for the weekend: a peek around the studies or home libraries of famous writers. Some impress us with their tidiness…

Colson Whitehead in his study. From New York Times website.
American novelist Colson Whitehead in his study. From New York Times website.

British writer Ali Smith takes a more relaxed approach to bookshelves…

Ali Smith at home. From The New Statesman.
Ali Smith at home. From The New Statesman.

Others excel in collecting precious items not just in the kitchen, but also in their study.

Food writer Nigella Lawson at work. From Buzzfeed.
Food writer Nigella Lawson at work. From Buzzfeed.

One might expect Karl Ove Knausgård to dedicate a lot of time and thought to his books. Sure enough… and he smokes too!

Knausgaard in his studio. From The Guardian.
Knausgaard in his studio. From The Guardian.

Of course, you expect a trendy office for fashion journalist and co-founder of Clique Media, Hilary Kerr.

Hilary Kerr's office redesign. From Domaine Home.
Hilary Kerr’s office redesign. From Domaine Home.

But then again, simplicity is best. Here is Louis de Bernière’s garden shed – things don’t get much simpler than this! Proving that all you need to write is willpower.

Louis de Berniere's outdoor study. From The Guardian.
Louis de Berniere’s outdoor study. From The Guardian.