Writing Prompt: Inspirational Workplaces

This months prompt is inspired half by the ‘perfect working day’ exercise I redid recently, and half by this very cool photo post.

So, first up, look at your workspace (do you have one? As a full-time mum/whenever-I-can-squeeze-the-time writer mine is wherever I can fit a laptop in the moment I have time ;p ). Can you gain inspiration from it? If so great, get to writing.

Not so lucky? Then dream up your perfect workspace. What does it look like? What type of desk, writing tools, and decorations are there? Is it in a specific locale or country you can admire through the window? Start like a free writing exercise, write all about it, then let the story emerge when inspiration strikes.

Ok, so what if inspiration didn’t strike and all you ended up was jealous you don’t have the killer workspace you described? Then go to this article, look at all the amazing workspaces (how jealous did I instantly become of Nigella Lawson when I saw hers!). Pick one you love the look of and start writing about someone you imagine works there (not the person who actually does, there could be some issues with that).

Don’t forget to post or publish and link back here – or at least let us know if you were inspired.

About Kirstie Olley

Kirstie is the current President of Vision Writers, has had several short stories published since joining the group in 2012, has been a finalist in the Aurealis Awards and received multiple honourable mentions in the Writers Of The Future contest. She also blogs and has free fiction at her website http://www.storybookperfect.com/

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