Writing Spaces: Shannon Alberta
This week we asked Shannon Alberta, author of “Why Can You Not Just Glide Over the Snow Also?” in Issue 134, to share her Writing Space with us!
My desk is a tiny, dear place. I’m a bit of a bowerbird, so I wanted to create a space that would make me creatively broody. I’d like to say all the decorations have an ongoing significance, but if I’m in ‘the zone’, I could be writing in a tornado and wouldn’t notice. The dorky photo of me was taken around the time I started writing stories. I keep it there as an occasional reminder that I was happiest when amusing myself was the ultimate prize for writing a story.
Three things I cannot write without:
– a healthy ‘optimism bias’
– good background noise (cars or birds or cats)
– something warm and sweet in a mug, at some point in the sitting