Your workspace functions as a safe haven for your sensitive and wild imagination as a writer. The delicateness of producing this workspace, therefore, demands practicality in spending and a good amount of resourcefulness and creativity.
Identifying Your Resources
Department stores and furniture shops across the United States offer plenty of quality materials for affordable prices. Unless you’ve spared a sum of money to splurge on items for your workspace, however, you might want to look away from the conventional places people shop in. The big city never runs out of surprises, after all. With enough research and the right connections, it shouldn’t be too difficult to find people or stores that sell used office furniture or antique items on sale. Even though you already have a picture of the ideal items in your head, researching your available choices could inspire you to change your mind.
Selecting the Location
A workspace situated in a place where minimal distraction happens increases your productivity. If this place does not exist in your home, you could either find a way to make it or to move your workspace outside the house. An unused garage or shed possesses all the possibilities of an excellent location. In spite of the physical challenge these options impose, the hands-on experience of building or fixing spaces to accommodate your writing needs proves beneficial. It gives you absolute control of the overall atmosphere of the place, making it an even more efficient sanctuary for writing.
Putting Everything Within Reach
Through the course of using your workspace, insufficiencies and basic needs (they vary from one writer to another) become apparent. The trouble of walking to another room to fetch books from a shelf may lead you to transfer that shelf to your workspace. The constant need for something to drink may force you to put a water dispenser or a coffee maker near your desk. Surround yourself with the things you constantly need to reduce the chances of getting distracted. Going overboard with this, however, puts you in danger of isolating yourself too much. Remember that your workspace serves only as a safe place to write – not a smaller version of your home.
A writer’s workspace evolves over time. By identifying your resources and remaining practical in your approach, catering to your writing needs should neither cost nor frustrate much.