Browsing on the internet, I came upon this wonderful feature on “Famous Writers’ Small Writing Sheds.” As I browsed through the photos, I came upon Roald Dahl’s writing hut. I felt a mixture of appreciation, excitement, and envy.
Though I have a lovely writing spot in my house, I’ve always dreamed of having a small writing shed out back with no one calling out “is dinner almost ready” or hearing the TV blaring in the other room. A place of complete silence.
I’ve read many people create his or her own writing hut—perhaps by refurbishing a garage or existing garden shed. An investment of time and money, but it shows a commitment to one’s art or hobby.
It would be cool if I named my writing space something like “Costa Rica” or “Aruba,” so that I won’t be lying when I say, “I’ll be in Aruba for most of the day.”
It might even keep me there a little longer, knowing I’m somewhere else.
What is your writing space like? How do you make it “separate” from your everyday life?