Monday, May 18, 2009

This Writer's Desk

The Guardian in the UK has a regular series featuring pictures of writers' rooms (well, most often just their desks, actually) with commentary about the space from the featured writer. Here, for example, is John Mortimer's desk:

It looks every bit as messy as you'd expect Horace Rumpole's to look!

Mine is a bit more organized:

My Workspace

which probably indicates why I am the less successful writer in some deep psychological way.

I've posted the picture on Flickr, and if you click though to it here, you'll find a fully annotated version that describes most all the objects of interest on and around the desk. And, if you'd like to read a little more about the writing process I follow--for example, exactly how I fill the binder in the upper left hand corner of the bookshelf at the top of the desk--you can peruse an earlier post about it here.

(Thanks to James Calder for giving me the idea for the post in an article from the Lineup, Northern California's MWA chapter newsletter.)

P.S. And, no, I don't actually work at a desk with a loaded automatic and a bottle of booze, as my PI Riordan appears to do ...


At 8:00 PM, Blogger Picks By Pat said...

You don't have a gun & bottle of whiskey on your desk!?

Really, I'm disappointed. I've even considered buying a bottle of Maker's Mark for my own desk, simply for the inspiration. I've noticed it mentioned in more than one of the Riordan novels. But I don't really need an excuse to drink...just a chair and a good book to accompany the bottle!


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