Create a Workspace

Writing can feel overwhelming at times. And if you’re not sure where to start, a key action you can take is to create a workspace. It may seem obvious that having a dedicated writing space will set you up for success, but this gets missed by so many people. Especially by the multitaskers out there (you know who you are). I encourage you to take some time this week to set up a workspace that will work for you.

“Protect the time and space in which you write. Keep everybody away from it, even the people who are most important to you.” –Zadie Smith

Here are some ideas to get you started:

Clear space in your home and surround yourself with things that motivate you—family pictures, inspiration boards, quotes from authors.

Then take care of the mechanics: anything you may need in terms of stationary or computer supplies. Buy some eye drops, make sure you have good lighting and back support, and a proper ergonomic keyboard. You know the drill.

Most importantly, this should remain a dedicated space for writing. That doesn’t mean that you can’t write elsewhere, but the only thing that is done in that particular space is writing. Trust me – your writing will thank you (or at least your readers when they read the magic you put on those pages.)

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