Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Writing Sheds

This might be my favorite picture. I love the colors 
 I love the New England Cape Cod colors 
In a dream world I use this as my writing shed.

There are many famous writers who had little writing sheds

  Roald Dahl's writing hut - this was his private space where he wrote all of his books.
No one else was allowed in his writing hut.
I love the yellow door!
Virginia Wolf's writing cabin
the little path leading to the door makes this cabin very enchanting

Mark Twain's writing hut
The roof is amazing. This looks more like an enclosed Gazebo but whatever it is its where Mark Twain did his writing.

George Bernard Shaw's writing shed.
Not much to look at but it actually was on a swivel thing so that it could be turned for the best light or view. That's pretty cool.

Very inspiring...These are beautiful examples of personal writing spaces. You can actually look these up on line and some of the sites will show you the inside of the shed which to me is very interesting to see what these writers surrounded themselves with.
So what do you surround yourself with when you are being creative?


Lesa said...

I love photo inspiration posts like this! I'd take them all except for the swivel one-- swivel is cool but doesn't make up for the ugly.

I'm not a writer other than writing for my blogs so I just sit at the computer-- I would love to have one of these for a reading hut though.

Elana Johnson said...

Man, I so need to get me my own shed! I write at a tiny table shoved into a corner of the kitchen. I like to surround myself with silence when I write. Or music through my headphones to drown out the kids...

Muriel said...

May I just say that the colors of your shed are very French? In London, the houses are so small that it is impossible to have a shed...I would love to have your shed. Can you please send it to me?

Andrew Leon said...

Shaw's looks like a deer stand.

One day, I would love to have my own space to write. Not just my own time, but my own space.

Your little hut is cute. Very primary!

Still waiting for your comments on my chapters, by the way. Although, I'm unable to leave comments on a bunch of blogs right now (blogger just keeps trying to make me log in over and over again even though I'm already logged in), so I'm wondering if that's affecting my blog, too.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful post! I would never have thought that so many writers had little creative sheds in which to write their literary works!! Thanks for the post!!

Melissa said...

That is so amazing! I just got my Mom Cave done at my house so I may have to wait a little while to start asking for a Reading (since I don't write) Shed! Maybe if I told him I was going to write a book he would build me my own shed! I LOVE IT!

CHE said...

I would love a hut/shed/enclosed gazebo to read and write in,though for now, I make do with the laptop on any flat baby-free surface.

Creepy Query Girl said...

I want one! I loved all these pics- Great post!

Unknown said...

I want one! Too cute!

Julie Flanders said...

I absolutely love your shed, love the colors. Your husband really is talented, I'm impressed. It does look like a little cottage, I love it.

How interesting to see these other writing sheds. I especially love Dahl's and the Twain hut.

Great post!

Unknown said...

Jennifer - Roald Dahl's house (Gipsy Cottage, Great Missenden) is about 10 minutes drive from where I live and his widow Felicity still lives there. She opens the gardens twice a year for charity and it is worth the trip just to see the shed! See Yellow Book UK - National Garden Scheme.


Stacie VanE said...

My husband has been working on a writing she for me for two years. Nothing as cute as this, but it will be my space. I need to get him moving on it again.

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