My Writing Space: Bob Zeanah

“My Writing Space” is a series about writers and the places in which they write. To contribute, send a photo of your writing space along with a paragraph or two describing it and its influence on your writing to beaver[at]toasted-cheese.com with the subject line “My Writing Space.”

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Shamelessly, I put a copy of my manuscript on the table as well as the cover design on my laptop. Let’s start the tour there.  I have my laptop—my friend and my enemy—with a cooling pad in the middle of a discarded butcher block table that I rescued from an elementary school forced to dispose of wooden tables in favor of stainless steel. In front of the laptop rests an ergonomic keyboard to provide relief to the aging fingers typing this message.

Zeanah (1)Ever-present coffee mug during the day (replaced with a glass of red wine at night) sits next to the laptop. The laptop is connected to a stereo, circa 1990, with three-foot speakers through which I audio stream a jazz radio station all day and well into the night. Legal pads and pens handy for notes, a poetry book to read when distracted, and a bookshelf devoted to nothing but office supplies and wires to connect to technology that I may or may not know how to use.

Two large bookshelves hold books—writing books, dictionaries, favorite books, books on my to-read list, and just books that I can’t throw away. The chair is an antique notary public style chair—swivel, rolls, leans back, made of curved wood, and squeaks horrendously.

My Writing Space: New Blog Series

“My Writing Space” is a series about writers and the places in which they write. To contribute, send a photo of your writing space along with a paragraph or two describing it and its influence on your writing to beaver[at]toasted-cheese.com with the subject line “My Writing Space.”

“My Writing Space” will run Fridays beginning in the new year.


eta: A note for lurkers, especially those of you with books you’d be interested in having us review: contributing to My Writing Space is one of the ways you can establish a connection to TC and thus become eligible for a review in Toasted Cheese.

eta the 2nd: My Writing Space is an inclusive blog series. All on-topic contributions will be included, so please don’t be shy about sharing. If you’re a part of the TC community (being a reader counts!), we’d love to hear from you.