Hi everyone, Josh from the Zen Zone here. Just thought I’d mention to everyone that a great way to improve your writing is to set up a calm and quiet writing space for yourself. So let’s talk about it! Why is it important to have a dedicated space for your writing? Well not having one can be a huge barrier to getting any meaningful amount of writing done. Whether it’s kids running around, the noisy neighbors outside your window, or just the ordinary hustle and bustle of life, it can be tricky to find a proper place to write.
First, find a quiet place in your house that is infrequently visited by whoever you live with. Let everyone know that you don’t want to be disturbed while you’re in there. Try to foment a distraction free environment and try to have a soothing color palette to aid in your creative processes. I prefer gentle sky blues in my workspace, but choose whatever inspires you.
All you really need to get started is a chair, a desk, and maybe a nice desk lamp. But here are some very nice items you may find a use for to really turn your writing space into something special.
In need of some inspiration? Check out the olfactory delights offered by this amazing aromatherapy diffuser. Nothing will make your space feel more comfortable and personal than your favorite scents. Even better is that you can change the color of the light it emits to suit your latest writing mood.
Experiment with different aromatherapy scents to set the tone for your writing session. Each one has their own unique benefits that not only will keep in the zone, but can have positive effects on your health studies have shown as well!
This book will definitely earn its spot on your writers desk many times over. More than just an ordinary thesaurus, this book will help you to more fully flesh out emotions in your writing.
Specifically formulated for writers. The description states: "One of the biggest problem areas for writers is conveying a character's emotions to the reader in a unique, compelling way. This book comes to the rescue by highlighting 75 emotions and listing the possible body language cues, thoughts, and visceral responses for each.
Using its easy-to-navigate list format, readers can draw inspiration from character cues that range in intensity to match any emotional moment. The Emotion Thesaurus also tackles common emotion-related writing problems and provides methods to overcome them. This writing tool encourages writers to show, not tell emotion and is a creative brainstorming resource for any fiction project." Click here to purchase on Amazon.
Last up on the list is a recommendation to set your body at ease allowing you to really sink into your writing. This tea medley will perfectly accentuate any mood. Set a perfect tone for your latest project with this herbal tea set of 45 teabags.
Well that just about does it. I hope these tips will help you on your writing journey. You will surely be well on your way to setting up your perfect writing space with these tips for success. If you want even more help developing as a writer, check out our schedule of events. We host writing workshops of all kinds. See you there!
This article originally appeared on the Get In the Zone blog and was re-posted here with permission.