This week we asked Jen Amos, author of “On Bridges” in Issue 134, to share her writing space with us. Here’s what she had to say.
I try to write here in my office instead of taking over the living room. You may note my computer is missing from the desk, because it is, in fact, in the living room at present. When I’m not camped out on the couch, the three things I cannot write without are:
1. A cat or two – that’s Little Ron Howard (I take no credit for the name).
2. The company of Canadian Literary Legends – currently manifested as one of my prize secondhand bookstore finds, a 1981 Macleans from Ed’s Books & More in Sydney, NS. It celebrates “Fiction’s Brightest Season”, and serves as inspiration. It is also a reminder that the party was in full swing before I got here. It takes the pressure off.
3. A typewriter – I had this idea that it would be really fun and inspiring to write with, but had no clue how hard you had to bang on those keys. It now keeps me company in my little nostalgia corner…along with a rolodex that my partner keeps trying to put out with the trash, and I keep dragging back into the house.