Not everyone can write anywhere under any circumstances. Creating an inspirational work area is a great way to help keep the words flowing. What makes for an inspirational workspace?
It’s a personal thing.
Creating a great workspace requires that you have a good understanding about what makes you tick. What calms you down? What puts you in the mood to create? Creating an inspirational workspace is the art of finding what inspires you, and submersing yourself in those things.
Before you can do that, there are some things you’ll want to do.
Clean Your Desk
Some people thrive on chaos and clutter, but you can’t create your inspirational workspace if you can’t access what you’re trying to work with. Clean your desk. If you’re a chaotic person with an equally chaotic desk, this may take you a couple of hours. Go to the extremes. Clean everything, scrub the desk down, and take everything that was cluttering your desk and put it in a box.
Find Your Basic Minimums
What do you need in your workspace? Think about the supplies you use to write with. Take them out of the box and set them on your desk. These are your primary writing materials and workspace necessities. These are the absolute must have items in your writing arsenal. This might include your computer speakers, your monitor(s), your keyboard, your mouse, a pen (or a hundred pens), paper, and your organizational tools.
Organize Your Stuff
Take those basic minimums and place them in your workspace. Put them in easy-to-reach places. Make it look like you’d naturally work, even if that means a chaotic mess on your desk. But, organize your minimums on your desk.
Add Your Décor
An inspirational workspace is a mix of having the basic minimums and items that make you want to write. For example, if you love artwork, include a picture of the art you love – something that sings to you on an inspirational level. Like geology? Have rock crystals scattered over your desk. Are you inspired by books? Get shelves installed around your desk and transform your workspace into a miniature library. Décor is a great way to turn a blank workspace into an inspirational one. Make your space something that you love.
Your space needs to become an expression of your personality, your likes, and your inspirations.
Get a Comfortable Chair
Most people overlook the chair component of a workspace. You really need to have a comfortable chair that lets you work without straining your body. Comfort is a key part of being able to work without interruption.
Switch Things Up
Every now and then, switch up your desk. Seeing the same old things all of the time doesn’t often inspire someone all of the time. Don’t be afraid to go back to square one, find your minimums, and explore your inspirations again. Changing things up can be an easy way to reignite your inspirations.
This may sound a little crazy, but writing in a space frequently can make that space inspirational. Once you’re used to working in a space, this space becomes yours. It becomes easier to be creative in a space where you’re always creative.
When you’re building your inspirational workspace, make sure it is a place you can realistically work. This will make a huge difference in how productive you and how much you enjoy working in your space.
Kalen’s throne is his saddle, his crown is the dirt on his brow, and his right to rule is sealed in the blood that stains his hand. Few know the truth about the one-armed Rift King, and he prefers it that way. When people get too close to him, they either betray him or die. The Rift he rules cares nothing for the weak. More often than not, even the strong fail to survive.
When he’s abducted, his disappearance threatens to destroy his home, his people, and start a hopeless and bloody war. There are many who desire his death, and few who hope for his survival. With peace in the Six Kingdoms quickly crumbling, it falls on him to try to stop the conflict swiftly taking the entire continent by storm.
But something even more terrifying than the machinations of men has returned to the lands: The skreed. They haven’t been seen for a thousand years, and even the true power of the Rift King might not be enough to save his people — and the world — from destruction.
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Genre – Fantasy
Rating – PG – 13
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