The Office of a Novelist

Well - it is actually the office of an aspiring novelist...

A good friend of mine sent me an article the New York Times put out recently called "A Writers Room".  The article shows six different well known authors and their writing rooms, the spaces they work at their craft and polish novels.  Good and interesting article.  

As I continue to edit the novel I am currently working on and pitching to agents, I thought I would show my own writing room.   

I needed a place where I could shut the door and write.   We had a derelict storage closet at the end of our carport that we never used.  The concrete floor was overtaken with grass and dirt, and it flooded whenever it rained.  We never even opened the door our first two years in the house.  

So, with some elbow grease and some help from my brother and step-dad (both who are more construction inclined than me), I made my writing room. 

Here are some pictures of the process and the final product.

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It isn't huge and there isn't a view, but I've toiled with my craft and hundreds of thousands of words in that little room (and also written blog posts...like right now).  Characters were born and have taken me many places in there; it's where story happens.

Thanks for reading. 

Stay alive, 

-M.P. Callender