There is much writing space but most of it not workable. Writing in the living room will be continuously interrupted, working at the Starbucks has the occasional loudmouth, and working in the library could get too distracting by all the enticing media. Most writers will work best in a quiet environment with the entire amenities close by including the inevitable coffee maker. How can you make a perfect writer’s nook?
Choose your space
What mood are you working in, dark and sombre, or bright and cheery? Dark brooding moods are better done in the basement and other darkish places while a bright and cheery mood will be found where sunlight is in plenty. Writing space ideas include unused corners, unused cupboards, under the stairs, the basement, attic, and even the garden shed.
You need little space; as long as your knees and laptop can fit in it, it is adequate. However, be mindful of your comfort. You should write from somewhere you can fit a chair that will allow you to sit upright. Your writing platform should allow writing while your hands are at the diaphragm level.
Gather what you need
You will need a good platform and a good chair. You don’t have to use a full sized writing desk. You could improvise using a few MDF boards. The desk should have ample space to at least hold a laptop and have space to place a notebook when taking quick notes. If you are a coffee junk, make space for a cup of coffee.
There plenty of office chairs to choose from at the store or second-hand dealer. Pick one that allows you to sit upright with your legs feet firmly on the ground.
Lighting is essential. If you are not using natural light, go for indirect lighting without glare. Reading lamps and wall mounted LED lamps that have adjustable intensity are the best for writing.
If your space is limited, you can ask a carpenter to mount a few shelves so that you can place all items you need within reach. A few books and your phone will be light enough to place on these light shelves.
To make your working space more productive, you can colour it in your favourite colours. Blue and white are said to have a calming effect. You will also need sticky notes and a pen.
Making a writing nook is a pretty straightforward affair. You need a spot where your creative side will be uninhibited. You can use the method above to customize wherever you choose.