Writing Spaces – Tim Harris

Hi WestWorders,

Where do you like to write?

I like to write in my office. I have author friends who can write in hotels, cafes, beaches, parks, planes – anywhere really! But I find it hard to write when I’m on the run, so I like to set up my own little ‘happy place’ where I get most of my work done.

Note: I’m actually about to move to a new office, so this is a timely post for me!

I deliberately fill my office with things that I like. The reason for this is that every time I walk into my office, I feel positive. I should want to be there.

Here is a list of some of the things I keep in my office to put me in a good mood:

  1. LEGO sets. Building LEGO relaxes my mind and I do a lot of brainstorming that way.
  2. Illustrator artwork. I’ve been lucky to work with some extremely talented illustrators, and I like to keep some of their work on display.
  3. As a huge Toronto Blue Jays fan, I’m building a signed ball collection.
  4. Vinyl records. Music has always been a big part of my life. I’ll often listen to music when I’m brainstorming, but never when I’m editing!
  5. Books. For obvious reasons!

My writing spaces have changed and morphed over the years. When I first started writing, my wife suggested we clean out the garage to create a special writing space. This was a great space as it was separate from the rest of the house and nice and quiet.

What about you? Where do you like to write? Let me know in the comments.

Tim

18 Comments

  1. Sophia Chen

    Hi, I like to write anywhere where it is quiet and colourful. I like quiet and colourful spaces because it makes me think more deeply and makes my mind have a wild imagination.

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    • Tim Harris

      Those writing conditions sound like lots of fun, Sophia! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Harry

    Hi, I like writing it clear spaces without distractions so I can be concentrated and think more.

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    • Tim Harris

      Good on you, Harry. It sounds like you’ve worked out what suits you best! 🙂

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    • Yuma

      Hi Tim,
      I would write in a quiet space as well and i like thinking ideas so I always liked some silence.

      From,Yuma

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      • Tim Harris

        Silence can be so helpful. Good on you, Yuma!

        Reply
  3. Joshua

    I like to work in a quiet space where I will not get distracted.

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    • Tim Harris

      Thanks for sharing, Joshua!

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  4. Ethan Cai

    I like to write in a quiet work area with no distractions so I can concentrate easily on writing. It also helps me come up with better ideas.

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    • Tim Harris

      Good on you, Ethan! I hope the ideas are flowing for you.

      Reply
  5. Zachary XU

    I like to write in an environment that is very relaxed and chilled, somewhere where my mind won’t slip into something else. I like being in an outside space as well as it really helps me to breathe in and fully focus on my writing piece.

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    • Tim Harris

      That’s a great point about not letting the mind slip into something else.

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  6. Janelle

    Hi Tim,
    I like to be in a quite work space and also I get more creative ideas when I listen to nature while I write stories.

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    • Tim Harris

      That’s fantastic, Janelle. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Angela

    hi, I like to write in quiet areas where there is a window next to me because it makes me think great ideas. The reason I don’t like to sit in noisy areas is that it distracts me and interrupts my writing.

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    • Tim Harris

      Thanks for sharing what writing environments work for you, Angela.

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  8. Evan Rusli

    My writing space I use is my computer room, I have lego, my achievements and many other little trinkets.

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    • Tim Harris

      Bring on the Lego!

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