photos of children’s and teen writers’ offices

Jacqueline Wilson’s writing room

Over at Guardian, jumbled in with all the other writers, there are three children’s/teen fiction writers who have photos of their offices posted, as well as some dialog from them about their offices. The children’s and teen fiction writers include: Jacqueline Wilson, Mark Haddon, and Sue Townsend.

I think it’s intriguing to look at different writers’ spaces, to see the place where they work. I loved looking at the photos. Just as interesting as the photos, and sometimes more so, is what the writers have to say about their offices, or how or where they write. They are, of course, well written. 🙂

For instance, Jacqueline Wilson wrote: “Children are always asking me if I have a special place to write. Well, yes, I have a lovely study – but if I’m honest, most of my writing gets done in other places. I might scribble a few lines in my notebook when I wake up, or scrawl a page while I’m having breakfast. I frequently take my notebook out with me.”

And Mark Haddon wrote: “ The other thing I noticed was that I am surrounded almost entirely by objects I’ve made myself: the suspended papier-mache star; the painting above my head; the bits of collage lying on the floor waiting for a home.”

Interested? Want to check it out for yourself? Follow this link.

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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