Behind the scenes: my un-writerly workspace


Happy Friday!

inspiring spaces

Earlier this week, freelance writer and creativity coach Cate Russell-Cole tagged me and others in her post Inspiring Spaces Blog Hop: Share What Ignites Your Creativity, where she invited us to share our “creative” spaces. I decided to do it in the form of a video log…hope you enjoy it! (Psst…it’s the “makeup-free” version. I wanted to give you the authentic experience, LOL).


In the spirit of keeping the inspiration going, we are to tag more writers to share their inspirational spaces with you.

I tag Piper Bayard, Susan Spann, Jill Kemerer, Debra Eve, and Diane Capri! Let’s see your writing caves, ladies! (and apologies if you’ve already been tagged).

Before they respond, I’m going to play “detective” and speculate about what these gals will show you, based on my Facebook interactions with them. Hmm…I’ll bet for Piper, cool weaponry is involved; for Susan, I seem to remember there’s a great outside view of bird feeders (I’m envious of your hummingbirds, Susan!); for Jill, definitely coffee and maybe a stash of M&Ms; for Debra…perhaps some cool archaeological artifacts and pics of stunning ruins; and for Diane, well, she’s a snowbird for part of the year, but I know her adorable little dog will be there (a min. schnauzer, I think), no matter what her location.

How’d I do? 😉

No matter what your profession, what things do you like to keep in your workspace that inspire you? I’d love to hear from you.

Until next time,



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16 thoughts on “Behind the scenes: my un-writerly workspace”

  1. Jill KemererJill Kemerer

    Ooh, you’re good, Kathy! I DO have M&M’s pinned to my bulletin board. Hey, they’re a necessary part of my writing process. 🙂

    I like how you can spread out over the table. Having a flat surface to scatter my notes and such makes all the difference!

  2. Elizabeth Anne MitchellElizabeth Anne Mitchell

    I love your vlog, Kathy! Beyond seeing your space, it was nice to hear your voice. I’m very aural, so hearing the timbre and accent of your voice added so much to seeing your writing space.

  3. Margot KinbergMargot Kinberg

    Kathy – What a great meme, and thanks for doing this. What a great way to get to know you a little better! I love your space by the way. Oh, and you don’t need makeup.

  4. Karen McFarlandKaren McFarland

    That was awesome Kathy! I think you outdid yourself this time girl. Love your office and writing space. Very inspiring. Hmm. I forgot to put a picture of my desk in my post. lol. Ack! I really don’t do well with sort of stuff. But you rocked it!!! Love your voice by the way. It added an intimate touch to your post. 🙂

  5. Cate Russell-ColeCate Russell-Cole

    Kathy, thanks so much for a fun and inspirational post! I’ll be watching your tagees with great interest. (Did I just invent a new word or a nonsense word.)

    Keep writing, I love your work.

  6. Kassandra LambKassandra Lamb

    Love this, Kathy! You are so brave to make a vlog. I would totally not have the nerve (nor the techie ability). Love seeing you “in action,” and seeing where you hang out when you write. I think the view out one’s window is uber important.

  7. Debra EveDebra Eve

    Thanks, Kathy! I’m so good on this — a few months I finally decided to carve out a little corner of the living room for writing and I love it. And yes, all sort of interesting things + tons of books live there. Pics to follow shortly!

  8. Jenny HansenJenny Hansen

    It’s so fun to hear you! I love it. 🙂 And your writing space looks much, MUCH better than mine. 🙂


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