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My Fantasy Writing Place

by Christie 

Posted: 29 April 2004
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My Fantasy Writing Place

Itís the vile smell that hits me most, but after ten minutes I am used to it. Just being here gives me fantastic inspiration; itís better than any library or any computer. However, it does take a while to get here as I have to journey through time and space, but once Iím here the sights and sounds make the hazardous time travel worthwhile.

The seventeenth century canít be bought or re-created. I need to experience it for myself. I need to walk down the dirty streets, listen to the people and touch the clothes. Then I need to sit in a tavern and write, quill in hand, with a jug of ale and some bread and cheese.

Mind you after a couple of hours I begin to itch, so it is not with a heavy heart that I return to the sterile twenty first century.

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Anna Reynolds at 18:36 on 30 April 2004  Report this post
Christie, this is a very succinct piece of writing- you obviously know exactly what you need right now to get writing. I rather love the idea of the smell being the predominant and first thing you describe- but despite that, it's worth the sacrifice to experience life in the right way. '...after a couple of hours I begin to itch' brings us neatly back to the beginning. Nice work.

crowspark at 22:07 on 30 April 2004  Report this post
This is a wonderful idea. Some people change their houses and clothes and try to live as if they were in the period of their interest but total immersion would be good. Have you ever tried writing whilst holding a seventeenth century item? I have tried something similar with an item from WWI and it was an interesting exercise.

However, as the father of teenage sons I am not sure I can agree with "the sterile twenty first century" as their rooms are anything but!


Bill :}

Inspiration at 18:38 on 04 May 2004  Report this post
A lovely peice of work. It really suggests more of learning through experience, something which I an totally for.

Well done and keep them comming!


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