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#IWSG A Great Place to Write

writers groupThis post is for Alex Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writers Support Group (click the link for details on what that means and how to join. You will also find a list of bloggers signed up to the challenge that are worth checking out. The first Wednesday of every month, we all post our thoughts, fears or words of encouragement for fellow writers.

September 4 question – If you could pick one place in the world to sit and write your next story, where would it be and why?

I actually love my office. I have easy access to research books,

all my devices (iPhone–which is my camera for this picture, iPad, multiple screens).

It overlooks my backyard which has a fountain so I get those gorgeous sounds.

…and my dog for quick advice:


No one bothers me (not that I’d hear them if they did). I can’t think of a better place.

Now, I’ll come check out your favorite places.

PS–If you’d like to help with my virtual book launch, please click here (it’s a Google form) to let me know which activity you would like to participate in.

More IWSG articles:

Does Your Writing Surprise You?

Personal Traits in My Characters

Am I creative?

Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the Man vs. Nature saga. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice,  a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Quest for Home, September 2019. You can find her tech ed books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning

93 thoughts on “#IWSG A Great Place to Write

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    • Hehee. Well, do you have dogs in your books? I do, in every one of them, so my Casey actually reminds me how they sleep, greet strangers, that sort. He’s an important member of my team (and he knows it!)


  5. I don’t write or work in one place, Jacqui. I write in the kitchen and in the dining room and at work and sometimes at a traffic light in the car, on planes and while waiting for my boys. I am more driven by snatching available bits of time than anything else.

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    • Luckily, they’ve become pretty affordable over here. It’s become like a very large desktop.

      BTW, I finished your book. Oh my what a read. I didn’t plan to but once I started, the atmosphere, culture, characters swamped me. I didn’t want to leave. I’m way early for posting a review anywhere so I’ll save it for my blog post?


  6. What a lovely space and view! I used to love my office, but the Barbarians have their desks in here too. As it is a tiny room we are squished in with little room (in fact, Jeckle and I have to check with each other before we push our chair back to stand up!).

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  7. Nice office. I also like to be close to my books and notebooks, but I have also learned to take just what I need when I am ready to write and then go hide somewhere. If money and time wasn’t an issue, it’d be the Faroe islands.

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    • I had my doubts but when my computer blew up on me, I thought, Why not? I like it!

      It does make a laptop seem archaic. I hate using my husband’s Surface Pro because I have to keep toggling between windows!


  8. Jacqui, your office looks like a marvelous setting, especially the bookshelves. (I admit that I miss my wall of books. I had to donate them when I relocated. But I’m grateful for the few I could keep.) The fountain is fabulous! I have a little one in my new backyard, but I can’t hear it inside. The birds love it though, and I like watching them. 🙂 Hugs on the wing.

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  9. My office is my favorite place to write as well. It’s my personal haven. I have my research books handy, an electric fireplace for ambiance, and a flat screen TV–on which I play soothing music while writing. My cat, Raven, has her own little bed by my desk, and keeps me company until I shut down my iMac. All of that helps me fall into the writing “zone.”

    I love your view! I see trees from my office window and the tops of homes on an adjacent street. It’s pretty in the winter when smoke curls from those chimneys. 🙂

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  10. You do have the perfect writing place, but then again you do write and certainly more than the average person. I have a desk, easy access to research books, but only one computer screen and only one blog – no book in progress, no other website in the works and not enough imagination or talent to be a writer!! 🙂

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  11. Hi Jacqui – can quite see … why you get on with things – an organised office, and a lovely view out into the world, with the gentle sound of the fountain – looks gorgeous – cheers Hilary

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