Columns > Published on May 14th, 2012

LitReactor Photo Album: Show Us Your Writing Environment

For many writers, one of the most important parts of his or her process is environment

Some of us prefer to have a private little space to which we can disappear. Others need to feel the energy of other people, at coffee shops or parks. Some need sunlight while others require darkness. There's no right way to write, but each of us has our own special way of doing it. 

This is a new feature at the site: The LitReactor Photo Album. We'll ask you to take a photo of something. Then you can post it here and we'll discuss it. The purpose is to think and talk more about process--so much of the writing process is solitary, and we want to make it a little more social.

Anyone can participate, even if you write at a Starbucks. Just show us what you see when you write. 

And maybe we can learn something from each other--about a cool writing nook, or a snazzy office customization. 

If you want to play along, share a photo of your writing environment on our Facebook page, or on our Twitter account. And then link to to the tweet or the post here in the comments (or you can just embed the photo, though keep in mind that if your Facebook account is set to private, it might not show up).

Tell us a little bit about it--what is it called? Who else is allowed inside? Where are the bodies buried? And what does it provide to you, that no other environment can? 

About the author

Rob Hart is the class director at LitReactor. His latest novel, The Paradox Hotel, will be released on Feb. 22 by Ballantine. He also wrote The Warehouse, which sold in more than 20 languages and was optioned for film by Ron Howard. Other titles include the Ash McKenna crime series, the short story collection Take-Out, and Scott Free with James Patterson. Find more at www.robwhart.com

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