Thursday, April 7, 2011

Comfy Spot

I love this picture up at the Tattered Cover Bookstore (where it's at in Denver) blog of Agatha Christie and her typewriter. I like to imagine she's dreaming up great stories in that photograph, but she's probably just posing for the camera, dying to get it over with.

Still. There's something cool and magical about an author's writing spot, that place where they made stuff up. I'm sans comfy spot at the moment due to an impending move, evicted from my office, so no desk and chair. Right now, I'm sitting on the floor at my cheapo coffee table, with calendar, notes, pens and piles of research books strewn all over the floor. And I kind of like it that way.

It really doesn't matter whether you have a fancy library-ish office like Agatha Christie, or if you're writing on a notepad while taking the subway. The magic happens inside your head anyway.

Still a cool picture though, right?


  1. No way is she really writing for that picture. Waaaay too clean of an office. But now I'm dying to know if she was left handed because the notepad open beside her is on her left side, and maybe she is taking notes....

  2. And how cute is she in her suit and pumps, with her hair up?

    Definitely not producing at that moment.

  3. I want to look that cute and fancy when writing.

  4. I guess she earned such an elegant office. I have a bed a foot behind me, a bureau a foot to my left and I am wedged in between two bookcases. Not very elegant but it gets the job done. Sometimes.