Monday, November 1, 2010

The Writing Space Revealed

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So, because I like Genie (from whom I first heard about this) and because I thought this blogf--- was different enough from the normal to be fun, I decided to hop on board and show my writing space for the Where Do I Sit My Butt Down To Actually Write blog hop.  It's been fun seeing others' writing spaces today, and I will get around to looking at those I haven't seen yet, but here is my own, at long last:

I work on a laptop, so I usually do my writing in this arm chair in the living room.  You can see all the essentials of an effective writing environment:

1) A place to sit.

2) A mug of something hot to drink.  In this case, herbal tea.  During the day, it's often coffee.

3) Life!  In this case, the aquarium.  The only thing that gets me through the winter sometimes.

4) Incense!  My sense of smell is often the single most important one from brain function.

5) The fire pot, often lit.  Fire is nostalgic and pretty, but I also need the negative ions like nobody's business.  Especially since I write with a positive ion generator sitting on my lap and work in the IT department during the day.  Egads.

So that's the spot where most of the Nevets magic happens.  Also known as, the place where the universe folds in on itself and good taste flies into a vortex to never be seen again.

Odds are, if it's the evening, and I'm typing something to you, that's where I am.

.Nevets.

23 comments:

  1. My husband would love that chair! And I love fish, they just don't live too long with me...:( The fire pot, I'm assuming the red bowl? How does that work, exactly? Very interesting....

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  2. @TWC - Yes, the red pottery vessel. It actually had a fire going, but the camera's flash obliterated that.

    This kind works off a clean-burning gel fuel. There's a metal cylinder in the middle of the chamber, and you pour fuel in it and light it with a match. It burns clean, with just a little crackle.

    The pottery part never really gets hot to the touch, but the fire actually does put out a little warmth.

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  3. Wow, that fire pot looks cool. I kinda want one now, after reading your description.

    And yes--that chair is awesome. The aquarium is really nice, too--my cats, fish, and the birds outside provide the life function for me. And you're right--very necessary!

    Thanks so much for participating!

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  4. @Liza - It is! And it works well for me since I change the position I'm sitting in roughly every 30 seconds. Or so.

    @Summer - Get yourself a fire pot! They're amazing. This was a Christmas present from my Mother-in-Law last year and I'm addicted to it.

    Our cat will sometimes provide life. Sometimes, she'll just sleep in another room and refuse to join me in the living room.

    And birds? We used to have them before the trees in our front yard were cut down and then not replaced as we had anticipated them to be. Boo. lol

    And thanks for putting this together. It's been a fun, personal glimpse into other writers.

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  5. What a comfy looking chair! I have a fish tank downstairs -- love an aquarium in the house. It's been such fun to see where you write!

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  6. Way cool space... the simplicity makes it warm and inviting.

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  7. Good to know! I think the incense is an interesting point. Cool!

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  8. Water, scents and fire. Great atmosphere.

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  9. @Nicole - Thanks! It is comfy, and the aquarium is a life-saver.

    @Jen - Thanks! And I am all about simplicity. More than most people can handle, actually. hahaha

    @JA Sarah - Yeah, the incense is a great thing for me. When my sense of smell is sufficiently stimulated it helps reduce the distraction of my other senses.

    @Jennifer - Thanks, and you know what, you're right: there's fire (firepot), water (aquarium), earth (incense), and air (I've gotta have a breeze). Who needs more than four elements? Not me apparently!

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  10. that chair looks ridiculously comfortable. I want it.

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  11. @Sarah - The chair is amazing, no two ways about it. It is also booby-trapped to prevent theft. (squinting suspiciously)

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  12. How squishy and warm! Nice job addressing the olfactory sense. That's a great point--smell is the sense most directly linked to memory. Do negative ions help with writing? I'm about to go light some candles...!

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  13. Genie, negative ions help most people at least some by countering the positive ions that all our electronics emit. Some people, like me, are extra sensitive to it. If you feel at your best in wind, during storms, at waterfalls, around fires, etc..., you might be negative ion sensitive, as well.

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  14. Looks like a great writing space! I like the look of that chair. The fire pot sounds interesting; I'm not sure I'd be comfortable writing around fire, but I do like the idea of having life nearby.

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  15. @G'Eagle - Substitute a plant for the firepot and you're good then. :)

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  16. Great space! That looks like the most comfortable chair. Happy writing...:)

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  17. @Jamie - Thanks, you too! And the chair is amazingly comfortable. :)

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  18. It's really cool to actually be able to visualise where people do their writing :-)

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  19. @Rachel - I agree, it's been a blast!

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  20. Fill every of those pottes halfe with grosse gunpowder pressed downe harde, and with one of the five severall mixtures next following in this Chapter, fill up the other half of those pottes: This done, cover the mouth of every potte with a peece of canvasse bound hard

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  21. Thank you for this blog. That’s all I can say. You most definitely have made this blog into something that’s eyes opening and important. You clearly know so much about the subject, you’ve covered so many bases. Great stuff from this part of the internet. iUniverse

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  22. Thank you for this blog. That’s all I can say. You most definitely have made this blog into something that’s eyes opening and important. You clearly know so much about the subject, you’ve covered so many bases. Great stuff from this part of the internet. iUniverse

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