Interesting Focus…

I feel that a writing office has to be comfortable and I like to surround myself with books and other nifty stuff, including a white board. But this is the first time in almost two decades I have built a new writing place. So that is forcing me to stop and think some about this task.

Now, I understand, I can write anywhere. Especially in this city. And I most likely will.

But I want that anchor point, the place to go back to. I need a place to focus my writing. I can do sessions or entire short stories anywhere, even novels in hotel rooms. But I need the base to return to.

That much I have figured out for certain.

Some of you may argue with that. To each his own. But I consider my home-base office one of the reasons I can be so prolific when I want to be.

My new space will be about the same size as my old writing office space in Lincoln City, only configured differently. This new one is long and narrow, my old one was square.

So here is what I think is important in my new space after some thought.

—- Comfort. A good computer, a good chair, and a good desk with enough light. That will give me the comfort I need.

—- A white board or two. All kinds of uses.

—- A business area with a business computer. Also it has to be comfortable.

—- Books that I have decided I want in my office handy to get to.

—- Some level of seclusion from the rest of the condo. Headphones will work fine for this most of the time since my new office will not have a door. My old office had a door but I never closed it, so clearly not a big issue.

That’s about it. My first new writing office in decades. I’m actually excited about putting it together.


Both of the new workshops, The Indie Game and Fear have started on Sunday.

The first week’s webinars will be a week from Sunday for both.

We did both workshops originally as the weekend workshops. We are not changing out the videos because other than a mention of a day instead of a week, the teaching is fine in them. And the live webinars will really add to the learning.

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Also starting on Tuesday and Wednesday…

June Regular Workshops

All twelve June Regular six-week workshops are now available on Teachable for sign-ups. The few of you who have signed up through me using credits please write me again if you haven’t gotten a code to get into the workshop.

Class #61… June 5th … Think Like a Publisher
Class #62… June 5th … Endings
Class #63… June 5th … Point of View
Class #64… June 5th … Writing Mysteries
Class #65… June 5th … Speed
Class #66… June 5th … Teams in Fiction
Class #67… June 6th … Depth in Writing
Class #68… June 6th … How to Edit Your Own Work
Class #69… June 6th … Character Development
Class #70… June 6th … Writing Secondary Plot Lines
Class #71… June 6th … Advanced Depth
Class #72… June 6th … Novel Structure

July-October Schedule coming shortly.