Thursday, March 24, 2011

Photos of the Writing Shed

Very interesting discussion on revising short stories going on in the last blog post - and I am going to write more about that, I think it's a vital topic. But while I mull and gather opinions, here are the shed pics I've been promising this for a while! The writing shed is finally ready - and it is bliss! Here is a pictorial journey from start to finish:


Existing shed in the garden when we moved in...


 ...was a little cluttered...




We moved all the clutter out, and our wonderful builder, Simon, started work on the insulation...


...until it looked a little like a sauna.


Then I started moving my things in, including my crucial Einstein "Imagination is more important than knowledge" poster...

  

and all my short story collections on the shelves above and below the window...

Look at all those lovely books!


Simon even made me a special inner door for extra privacy. And a corner nook where I can work standing up (like Hemingway).

and also a desk.





Now all that remains is for me to spend lots of time in there and produce work worthy of such a shed!

15 comments:

Marisa Birns said...

I love your writing space. I covet your writing space.

I wish I lived in a place with a garden...

Lovely, just lovely. You'll have a wonderful creative time there :)

Suzanne said...

It's lovely. What a wonderful place to plant yourself as a writer.

Rebecca Bradley said...

I absolutely love it. I need a shed!

Miriam Drori said...

Lovely. But I'm not jealous - I have a garden and warm weather (mostly).

Vanessa Gebbie said...

Oh it is smasheroo. May you write happily in there, your own space. aaah.

Alex said...

That is so fancy and what a lovely view. I write on my knee. Not as exciting.

I hope you have many inspirational days in there.

Tania Hershman said...

Thanks, all! Not intending to inspire jealous, Miriam... ah well, actually...!

I just got the biggest thrill: I made it onto the Shedworking blog!

Jenzarina said...

That is quite the loveliest writing shed that I have ever seen! I hope you write many wonderful things in there.

Rachel Fenton said...

It brings me more joy than I can put into words to see that shed! Just lovely and sweet and quirky.

marthawilliams.org said...

That is a Very Good Shed. Am sharing links... this may start a Movement!

Sue Guiney said...

This is utterly wonderful. I can just see you sitting/standing there, with that creative brain of yours whirling away...

Tania Hershman said...

Jen, thank you!!

Rachel, it is fairly quirky... it's very "me", which makes me happy.

Thanks, Martha - aarrgh, what might this turn into? I'm only one in a long line of shed-dwelling writers!

Sue, thank you! Coming visit when you're back!

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