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Sandi Shilhanek | Daydreaming…If I Were An Author I’d Have the Perfect Office!

July 19, 2009

sandi shilhanekThis week while I was driving and trying to entertain myself I decided that if I were to be a writer I’d want to have a wonderful place to write in. What would it look like? I know it certainly wouldn’t be an old-fashioned typewriter setting atop a doghouse ala Snoopy in the Peanuts cartoons. It would probably have a nice state of the art computer that I could never learn to fully use, and lots of shelves to hold all the research books, whose soul purpose would be to sit there and make me look scholarly and to collect dust.

Of course I’d have to have a nice polished desk, and plenty of office supplies; reams of paper, highlighters in all colors, pens, pencils, and a rainbow of sticky notes in all shapes and sizes!

Now, I’d be officially a writer wouldn’t I? What, you mean in order to be a writer I have to have a story idea and the talent to extend it into several hundred pages that are written coherently and would attract the attention of some great literary agent or publisher and actually get my story to you my overeager fans.

So now you know what my writer’s office might look like. Have you ever dreamt about yours? Tell us? Do you really want to be a writer? We want to hear it all!

Until next week happy page turning, and hope your writing dreams if you have them come true soon.

Sandi Shilhanek

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  • Margay July 19, 2009 at 11:45 am

    For me, I don't need a fancy office to be a writer, I AM a writer. I've been a writer ever since I first picked up a crayon and started to scribble and all throughout my formative years when I carried notebooks wherever I went "just in case" inspiration struck. I have written in cafeterias, libraries, parks, buses, and in bed. For me, wherever I sit down with a notebook or a laptop is my office. Although, it would be nice to have a special room to go into…


  • Laurie July 25, 2009 at 8:03 am

    I prefer reading to writing. I never felt that I had the imagination to scope out a whole storyline.
    I'm delighted to escape to other writer's thoughts, dreams and worlds.