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From My Writing Desk

I’m sitting in my favorite room of the house, at my favorite spot, my writing desk.  Well, my dining room table, actually.  

Today is gray and cloudy and it has been raining here for several days.  But when I sit here and look out the window, I don’t care what the weather is.  I always have a beautiful view.   

This room was deemed my favorite room the first time that I walked into this house and that opinion has not changed.  The most amazing morning light graces these walls.  That is, on the days that it’s sunny. 

This room has a way of energizing me and relaxing me at the same time.  I feel calm, yet I’m excited to sit down at keyboard and begin creating.  

Creating.  That’s a good word for it.  

Tell me, do you have a favorite spot to write, to be creative?  What is it about this spot that is special to you? 

Copyright (C) 2022 Penny Wilson


Penny Wilson is an international writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing and Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. Penny is an advocate for Mental Health Awareness and has the page "Mental Health Help" on her blog. She writes about the struggles of mental illnesses and Depression. She is passionate about spreading awareness for Suicide Prevention and Domestic Abuse. She expresses her passion through her writings of poetry and life experiences. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

24 thoughts on “From My Writing Desk

  1. People will never understand how a great writing space will help a writer creat better content. The view from your space is beautiful!


  2. I feel inspired by light an views of nature as well. I’m working on my favorite spot, since our house is a fixer-upper. I’ll keep yours in mind in creating mine. 🙂


  3. I can see why you like this spot so much. The large windows that allow in the light and the view of that tree create a sense of peace. Beautiful. And I like all the plants you have, too.

    I write from my small office with an eastern view, letting in lots of morning light, the time when I create. Unfortunately, I live along a busy street so my view is of heavy traffic.


  4. What a cozy spot you have! My comfy chair has a gravitational field that draws me in for everything…reading, writing, visiting…you name it. I love that my critters join me, as long as they stay out of the path to my coffee cup as well as off the keyboard. I have a great view out the windows, and love to watch the birds frequenting the feeders. I get inspired many places, but my living room chair is where I come to take all those fragments and put them on the page. 💞


  5. Well its important! and extremely essential to have a spot in the house where you feel most relaxed and put on your thinking cap. My garden veranda in winter time is were I love to sit with my little table and chair sipping cinnamon tea watching birds and squirrels as they enlighten the surrounds with their natural sounds.


  6. I have an office which needs some major decluttering but I do at least have it somewhat organized now. The window overlooks the front yard, garage and driveway. It can be sort of pretty actually. But in the winter I find myself moving the computer to the dining room. I suppose it’s often warmer down there and perhaps not as dark. More windows for fall and winter gloominess.

    That tree, by the way! How lovely! So large and such character. I would love that view.


  7. truly a wonderful venue you have there. And how varied the settings for one’s creative workflow.
    Me…I can’t do windows because I’m so nosy, make that curious, about the coming and goings of others, or traffic, or puppies passing. And shifting light, especially this seasonal variant, highlights how easily I’m flummoxed. I hold up in a curtain drawn RGB backlit area writing on dark-mode screens. All blues and greens, and lo-fi base lines and pretentious dark academic strings. I’d be talking to your beautiful plants. Green with envy here.


      1. You’re more than welcome, and I live in a big city. About 3 miles from Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. Recently we thought about moving to a smaller town, or the suburbs, but I’ve become a city boy. Thanks for the back and forth and say howdy to your fine leafy friends.


  8. Your writing/dining room’s view looks delightful. There’s nothing more relaxing and inspiring than looking out at a tree or trees. I don’t really have a favourite place as I’m a bit limited by my disability as to where I sit. I have a riser recliner, which faces out to the front of my house. It’s a cul-de-sac, and people and cars always come and go. People often ask me why I don’t have my chair looking out at my garden instead. The view is lovely, but somehow, I need to be surrounded by busyness to produce a piece of writing I’m happy with. I do often go to the library or a coffee shop and write or read there, too. The odd thing is, if I’m at home writing, I can’t have any background noise, music, TV etc., on at the same time, as I find I get distracted too easily. Xx 💐💕


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