Summer at ...and this time, concentrate! had a fantastic idea for a blogfest. Today, we're showing each other our workspaces! Fun, right?
Here's my workspace!
I'm always adding to the design wall -- any picture, magazine photo, or sketch that inspires me goes up. I subscribe to Elle Decor magazine, which is an excellent source for setting details. Pictures of house interiors, European architecture and restaurants, tropical homes and landscapes go on the wall, as well as close-up shots of chairs, tables, doors, floorings, stucco or tiled walls, and pictures of exotic or couture fabrics. So much inspiration!
Also on my wall right now are maps to help me with the logistics of my current WiP: road maps of the southern United States, a map of downtown Washington D.C., and one of its Metro system. There are also pictures of celebrities that remind me, especially in the way they are dressed, of the characters in my story.
Other incidentals: my workspace is located in the upstairs "bonus room" of our house, where I can close the door and shut out the rest of the household (LOL). I use the student version of Microsoft Word 2007, and all my reference books (dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedias, style guides) are all online.
Okay, I showed you mine, now you show me yours! And whether you're playing along or not, visit the next stop on the blogfest list: Sarah Ahiers at Falen Formulates Fiction. And for the whole list of participating bloggers, go here --> CLICK ME