A Room of Her Own – The Writing Space of Erica Bauermeister

Erica Bauermeister's Office

Bestselling novelist (and this month’s featured author) Erica Bauermeister on her writing space: “I actually write all over the house — in a big white chair in front of a window, sitting on my bed  with my legs stretched out, sitting in a chair by the fireplace.  Partly that comes from starting my writing career while I was still a young mother; I simply went wherever there was quiet or privacy, and as that was a moveable proposition, I learned to move as well.  Thank heavens for laptops.  Now, it’s an ingrained habit, but in the process I’ve come to realize that some of my characters are simply more comfortable in certain environments, so even though my children are grown and out of the house, I still move around while I am writing.  When I was writing Joy for Beginners, Sara was easiest to write if I was looking out a window; Hadley seemed to like the comfort of a bed.  I wrote large portions of Caroline’s chapter sitting at the kitchen table.  Perhaps that sounds odd (in fact, reading it over, I’m pretty sure it does), but it’s just something that happens and I’ve learned to go along with it…

About Ariel Lawhon

Ariel Lawhon is co-founder of the popular online book club, She Reads, a novelist, blogger, and life-long reader. She lives in the rolling hills outside Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and four young sons (aka The Wild Rumpus). Her novel, THE WIFE THE MAID AND THE MISTRESS, will be published in January 2014 by Doubleday. Ariel believes that Story is the shortest distance to the human heart.

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2 Responses to A Room of Her Own – The Writing Space of Erica Bauermeister

  1. Kate {The Parchment Girl} February 22, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I love that space! So simple and elegant.

  2. Robin Coyle February 23, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Very nice. I spend a lot of time staring out the window when I write . . .

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