This week’s post comes to us from Tiffany Clarke Harrison, a copywriting fiction-lover. If you’d love to share your rockin’ writing space with us, shoot me an email at KristinOffilerwrites@gmail.com or holler at me on Twitter.
Fiction is my first love. We’re in a seriously committed relationship only rivaled by my marriage. Luckily, neither my husband nor my words are the jealous type.
I also rock web copy for creative women entrepreneurs, helping them celebrate their delicious talents with content that doesn’t bore readers to death. People can’t hire you if they’re dead, right? Totally.
My writing space is the 4×3 corner of my bedroom that inhabits the simplest Ikea desk and a glorious garage sale find of a weathered, farmhouse chair. It is the one spot of my room where unfolded laundry is not permitted, and layers of hot pink, green, Coldplay lyrics and house music are encouraged.
Or, at times, a blank surface and silence water my words with the greatest inspiration-it gives them room to breathe and come alive on the page.
What is your writing space like?
It is uniquely me, depending on what I need that day. If I need a burst of color or a particular sound to help set the tone for my work that day, I add it. If not, I take it away. It is uncluttered; a space where I can keep my mind on my work and not fiddle with, say, bills sitting on the corner of my desk. My go to inspiration books and creative cues are always around (e.g. After You’d Goneand The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao) and help me through the rough spots.
Do you keep a writing routine? If so, what is your routine?
I keep a writing routine for work-I generally write on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings and edit on those evenings. My fiction happens when it happens. (I wish it happened more often.) I plan on carving out time twice a week for it as well.
What’s something unique and interesting about your writing space?
It’s mine! I’m reading Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own and was so inspired to claim a space to write and make it mine. My home is small and this corner of my bedroom by the window is just perfect. The scenery is lovely year round.
If you could have any writing space in the world, what would it look like and why?
I actually have 2 ideal spaces. The first is so cliché, but Diane Keaton’s home in the movie Something’s Gotta Give. A place on a quiet beach, lots of windows and light. It’s perfect. The second is probably equally cliché: a small apartment in New York City full of the eclectic industrial vibe. There’s just so much to draw from creatively in that city.
Tiffany Clarke Harrison is a purveyor of prose and web copy rocker at blahcubed.org. She believes that ladies rock this world with soul-shifting vision, and delicious talents that seduce your face off, and writes to help aspiring women entrepreneurs turn creative hobbies into creative businesses with fun and engaging web content. You can connect with Tiffany on Twitter: @blah_cubed.