I have a bedroom that I use as an office. Someday, I’d like to have a large desk, an ergonomic chair, bookshelves lining one wall, and plenty of cabinets with doors. Could I add a sofa and club chair to that order? Sure…it’s just a dream I have. For now, I’ll have to be satisfied with what I have.
So, here’s a peek into what I consider okay for a functional writing space.
Notice that my desk has a laptop placed on top of a box. This is called engineering. My physical therapist instructed me to quit typing on my lap. That defeats the purpose of a laptop, but I agree that my health is more important. See the attached keyboard? I purchased that to accommodate this new, ergonomic setup. I also have my iPad and its bluetooth keyboard handy.
The Printer Cart
I have a printer and scanner on an inexpensive steel cart with wheels. I only wish I’d inherit an ink factory. This is a handy setup because I can push it into the corner when not using it.
Pens, notepads, journals, and post-it notes are all essential.
The Author’s Mascot
I have two cairn terriers. One is my constant companion while I write. One day, I realized how lonely writing might be if not for his company. I’m grateful to have him.
Where do you write? Are my essentials familiar to you?