You Are Where You Write

Where do you write? At a desk? In your favorite chair?
In the closet!

Great thinkers, like Albert Einstein, don’t mind a little clutter. This is where he worked.


Can you find Wolfgang Danspeckgruber, university professor and author of The Self-Determination of Peoples, in his writing space?


Would you have imagined Nigella Lawson, chef and cookbook author, surrounded by so many books?


Or the children’s book author, Eric Carle, in a messy studio?


Playwright George Bernard Shaw built a  hut that rotated with the sun to catch the best possible light all day. He spent the last 20 years of his life working in the spinning hut, where he produced works like Pygmalion and Androcles and the Lion.


Lew Wallace, author of Ben Hur, wrote sitting in a chair.

Lew in Study

I have no idea who designed this Cadillac of writing chairs, but isn’t it amazing?


But not as amazing as this:


Some not-so-famous writers prefer to write in closets.


And others, in coffee shops.


I would love to write here in the woods!


Where is your favorite place to write?

If you enjoyed this post, you might want to head over to the Writer’s Digest web site and read “13 Quirky Workplaces of Famous Writers.”


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4 responses to “You Are Where You Write

  1. Looking at these photos made me realize an anomaly about myself. Normally i hate clutter and work hard to keep my environments clutter free. However, as i begin a project (writing or otherwise) things quickly become VERY cluttered and messy and i thrive in that!


  2. I write in my home office. At least I know I’m not alone in the clutter department. 🙂


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