This week we asked Alice Zorn, author of “With Deepest Regards” in Issue 134, to share her Writing Space with us. Here’s what she had to share!
My study faces the two-story brick row houses and cornices across the street. My desk is a recycled oak boardroom table. On top of the desk I have a homemade shelving unit where I can keep sections of a novel, stories, and research material separate. Since my back complains when I sit too long, I decided to try standing while I’m typing. I wasn’t sure I’d feel comfortable standing and decided to give it a try with my ironing board. It works very well, is cheaper than an ergonomically certified standing table, and can be put away when not in use. Here’s a picture of my room when I finished painting it last winter. Before that, it was white.
What do I need to write?
To be alone.
To start early in the morning.