Famous Author Writing Spaces

Last week, Buzzfeed pulled together photos of workspaces of writers and other creatives, many of them my favorite writers–think Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain, etc. What’s so cool about them is how different they are. Some are fabulously opulent, some are sparse. Some don’t look all that different than where I sit down to write (more photos on that in a future post, but for now, I’ll let you know that basically all my writing spaces in the apartment look out on the view above).

Here are some of my favorites from the post. Writers, do you have a special writing space, or do you switch it up? Is it like any of these?

Charlotte Bronte writing space

Charlotte Bronte

I can just imagine Mr. Rochester strolling right in.

Mark Twain writing nook

Mark Twain

Nothing like a round of billiards to inspire the next great American novel.

Virginia Woolf writing desk

Virginia Woolf

And “The Mark on the Wall” finally makes sense.

E.B. White writing desk

E.B. White

Note the well-placed barrel for all those first drafts.

Roald Dahl Writing Space

Roald Dahl

Is it any wonder he wrote about living in a cramped peach?

Dream writing space

Colm Tóibín

I actually haven’t read any of this writer’s work, but I want his writing space SO BAD.

Jane Austen writing desk

Jane Austen

Last but not least, my fave author ever. It’s lovely to think that a house as rich and expansive as Pemberley could come from such a tiny table.

See all the writing spaces on Buzzfeed.

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