My Office Has No Walls

My Office Has No Walls My office has no walls, but it does have a fence. It has no desk or chair, but is trellised with nearly four miles of 13-gauge high-tensile wire. Oh, and it has plants – over 1,500 of them. My office, you see, is a vineyard. Okay, so it’s not the place where I do my actual typing and editing, but rather where I perform a daily ritual that is infinitely more essential to my writing. It is where my characters sprout and blossom; where my plots lengthen and ravel in sinuous synch with my viognier and pinot noir vines. Writers are often asked about process. My typical workday involves mornings hunched at a laptop and...

AUTHOR WORK-SPACES: Gardiner, Segura, Ulfelder and...

This is our latest in a series of author’s sharing photos of where they work when they create the great books we love to read. I find it interesting that the work spaces seem to be a different at the writing styles. If you click on the photos you can see them larger. Meg Gardiner: In the last year I have moved from London to Austin. Much of my upcoming novel was written on airplanes. When the tray is not in an upright position, it works as a desk. Steve Ulfeder: Believe it or not, the attached is a photo of my favorite workspace: the mall in Natick, Massachusetts! Twice a week, I come here and bang out 2000 words. The wireless is great,...

AUTHOR WORK-SPACES: Kristi Belcamino and Jeri West...

Another in a series of author’s sharing photos of where they work when they create the great books we love to read. I find it interesting that the work spaces seem to be a different at the writing styles. If you click on the photos you can see them larger. Kristi Belcamino: Who says you need a stinking fancy office to be a writer? My kitchen counter works just fine. Plus, it’s close to the food and coffee, which is always key. A few days a week, I like to mix it up and head to a neighborhood café. Here I am with two of my four regular officemates, Kristin Boldon and Steve McPherson (note: McPherson is doing a good job representing my team)...

AUTHOR WORK-SPACES: Michael Connelly and Sara Pare...

This is our 5th  in a series of author’s sharing photos of where they work when they create the great books we love to read. I find it interesting that the work spaces seem to be a different at the writing styles. If you click on the photos you can see them larger.

AUTHOR WORK-SPACES: George Pelecanos, Frank Bill

This is our fourth  in a series of author’s sharing photos of where they work when they create the great books we love to read. I find it interesting that the work spaces seem to be a different at the writing styles. If you click on the photos you can see them larger.

AUTHOR WORK-SPACES: Burke, Lindsay, Mina, Freeman

This is our third in a series of author’s sharing photos of where they work when they create the great books we love to read. I find it interesting that the work spaces seem to be a different at the writing styles. If you click on the photos you can see them larger. Alafair Burke; I am a neat freak in almost every respect, except when it comes to my workspace. In my office, I have a tendency to make piles of books, bank statements, legal research, dog toys — just about anything that can be piled — until said piles eventually tip into a heap. I know where everything is, though, and Double (see dog in motion) gets to leave...