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What is your work space like?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Lisselle, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. Reaver

    Reaver Kwisatz Haderach Moderator

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    A rare look into The House of Reaver:

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  2. Russ

    Russ Istar

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    Love the view!
     
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  3. My desk is very randomly accessorized. It has, among the heaps of paper and empty Gatorade bottles. a masquerade mask from a masquerade ball event I attended, lots of pottery I made in art class forever ago that now holds pencils and pens, some nose-themed party cups my friends found at Goodwill and gave to me, and my cactus, Snuggles.
     
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  4. Malik

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    Our house is an old barn that we converted into a living space. I built a den in one corner upstairs. I wish I'd made it bigger; I had no idea how much time I'd be spending in this room.

    That's one of my Boxes O' Worldbuilding on the left. The leather-bound journals are series bibles.

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  5. Chessie

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    ^Totally digging the sword on the wall that you can behead anyone intruding in on your work. (Joke, right? Because we all know that beheading someone with a sword is nigh impossible...)
     
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  6. Russ

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    I love maps on the wall, something about a nice map says "adventure and exploration." I have a blank wall in my home office and am seeking just the perfect map to put on it.
     
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  7. Malik

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    I love this map. It's a Winkel Tripel Projection from Nat Geo, with a pretty accurate representation of major landforms until you get to the poles. It has polar region subs in the top corners to remediate this, and the bottom corners are land cover and altitude/depth projections. And it's a recent map, so it's up to date. It has South Sudan, for instance. I have an identical one in my office.
     
  8. Malik

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    My God. I would never leave that room.
     
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  9. Malik

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    I still have an entire room behind a garage downstairs, about 12X15', with nothing in it except construction detritus and some old furniture, with 70's crap thin carpet over concrete. It needs double-paned windows, a floor, and new drapes. I dream about putting in hardwood and moving in an antique desk, a couch, several bookcases, and a stand-up bar, going with Russ's vibe, above -- dark wood, muted tones, austere feel. It's fairly removed from the rest of the house; it would be a total artist shack in the back of the barn. Looks out into a garden, even.

    I need to get my shit together.
     
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  10. Malik

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  11. Noxius

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    My workplace is for both (nurse)school and (hobby)writing, so... there are endless stacks of papers and books lying around, some with notes on dementia, some with notes on elves, and a lot of scribbles. The only free space on my dest is where my keyboard lies.
    I spend most of the time in my computer, so on top said staples there is somewhere a cup or a pack of chips sometimes.

    I really don't know how I am able to find the stuff I am looking for (in the rare cases I do find it) :D
     
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  12. CF WELBURN

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    I'm a bit of a vagabond writer, moving between London and Madrid, it's really a case of 'where I lay my laptop is home...'

    For a long while I wrote mostly in A4 pads with a trusty bic. The beauty was you could go for a walk, sit with your back against an old oak... get all Bombadil. I actually wrote a tavern scene in a very old pub, soaking up the ... erm, atmosphere. The downside is later digitalising it. I feel much more productive using a word processor from the start, and it makes editing so much easier.

    I think having an uncluttered workspace is the key for me. Try leaving your phone / internet tabs closed to avoid procrastination, and leave room for strong coffee.
     
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  13. Malik

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    I had a wall map printed. I'm contemplating selling these on my website.

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  14. Ooo! That's fantastic.
     
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  15. Aerielle Max

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    This is what my table looks like. hahaha. I fix it everytime but after a few minutes, it's chaos again.
     
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  16. pmmg

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    ill call that a win.

    The clutter has moved a little and seems to have collected more of the same, but i can still ignore it in the dark.

    Tomorrow i may give a lesson for ignoring clutter on a desk at work.
     
  17. Someday I hope to have a great work space. I hope to have a log cabin-style house with a small, cozy office for writing, stuffed with books, inspiring artwork, etc. Also big windows looking out toward the forest.

    Right now the clutter is much more awful than anything anybody showed here. I have no organization system for my notes.
     
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  18. Malik

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    Behold: The Beast.

    I inherited a desk. It was delivered today.

    It has a walnut top and carved cherry pedestals concealing three drawers on each side. (And yes, it has a hidden compartment.) This baby is 68" wide and has sliding leaves on each end that expand to 100" across.

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    This weekend I'll be putting new floors in the room behind the garage and turning it into my Fortress of Solitude. Pics to follow.
     
  19. Malik

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  20. Russ

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    That room is coming along nicely and the desk is a nice piece. Funny I also call my office the Fortress of Solitude.
     
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