I’ve decided to resurrect this great tradition and will be featuring the writing spaces of a number of different writers from wide range of genres over the comping weeks. To kick it off I'm showing my own hand first - and no I didn’t wiz the hoover round (I just kept the camera above floor level!) but I did tidy my desk - out of shame as the surface was completely invisible!
I built my space about four years ago - it's a loft conversion. I was sick of having my work overspill into the open plan living space downstairs. At the time I was combining writing with running a management consultancy, co-running an online business and I also needed space for sewing and painting.
Both my novels A Greater World and Kurinji Flowers were written in this room (supplemented by some locational writing and a few writers' retreats). I'm now working hard on novel number 3
The greatest thing about my work space is that when I've finished I can shut the door and come downstairs with no evidence of my work in the rest of the house - although I do admit to the occasional day when I linger in bed with a laptop, like Michael Morpurgo!
NEXT WRITER"S ROOM - Alison Morton, author of the Roma Nova series