Let’s take another peek into the creative space of an author, come wander with me down to the desks corner.
Here is where Eliza Green does her writing. In a space that is looking very organised, and compact. Take a look!
What is on your desk?
- A laptop, ASUS with 8 hours battery life.
- Wrist supports for the laptop and mouse which I bought when I started writing a lot and noticed I was suffering from pain in my lower arm. I haven’t had any problems since.
- A spare wireless mouse for when I want to work downstairs though its a bit small for my gigantic hands.
- A pencil sharpener pen holder, a present for Christmas.
- Two notebooks because I tend to scribble a lot. Sometimes I prefer to write something down instead of using the laptop. I love lists and get enormous pleasure out of striking through a completed job with a good old-fashioned pen.
- A smaller, red notebook which I bought when I started writing properly. I mainly jot down ideas. I also like to jot down really easy recipes from the cooking shows I watch. Haven’t tried out half of them. An obsession of mine, I think.
- An anatomy and physiology book from when I studied Massage. Now my partner keeps hassling me for free massages (lucky me). One day, I will charge him.
- My music device – Creative Zen. Sometimes I like to play a little music while I write.
- Writer’s Market 2010. The first thing I bought after my little red notebook, of course. I think 2010 was the last edition of that series. The advice is still relevant but the agent/publisher list is probably out of date.
- A calculator to work out how much money I’m going to make from my writing!
- A headset that I use when Skyping friends and family who live abroad.
What shouldn’t be on your desk?
A (cough) ‘borrowed’ mouse mat from work. When they ask me for it back (and notice it’s missing), I swear I will return it.
A few pens and (ahem) stationery items, also from work.
Why does this area motivate you?
It’s at the back of the house where its quiet and doubles as a mini sanctuary. I can close the door and forget about everything else that’s going on. I need peace and quiet to work. There is too much ‘street’ noise at the front.
Are there any items of particular significance?
Definitely the laptop. I had a DELL prior to that. It was a brick and the battery only lasted 20 minutes. The ASUS is so much better and bloomin’ lighter too!
The small red notebook. You should read some of the rubbish I’ve written in it!
How often do you spend in this workspace each day?
I work full time, so as soon as I get home and have dinner, I turn on the laptop and spend a couple of hours in the evening doing ‘writing’ things. Then I watch Masterchef Australia online!
I devour books, vampires and supernatural creatures are my genre of choice but over the past couple of years, I have broadened my horizons considerably. In a nutshell – I love to write! I love interacting with a diverse range of artists to bring you interviews. Perhaps we were perfect before – I LOVE WORDS!