Sunday, June 19, 2011
A place to write
Forty-odd years ago, "Writer's Digest" published a series of amateur photos showing where writers worked. I went into my den, camera in hand, and took a picture of the big drafting table where I did my own writing.
Years later, a newspaper photographer came to my house to get a picture to accompany an article about me, and the one that was published shows me behind that same drafting table in that same room — though, by then, I had turned it so I was surrounded by walls of my books. From there, I was able to look across my den and out the sliding glass door over my deck and into the woods beyond. A framed copy of that black-and-white photo (shown above) now hangs on the wall in my current house.
Absolute Vanilla) has been doing a series asking writers where they write, why, and what they need in the way of support. This photo shows Nicky's own "writing cave," as she calls it.