My Writing Desk

January 18, 2014 | By | 4 Comments

I got a question a couple of days ago asking what my writing desk looked like. That’s a pretty good question, because I have two desks in my office. One is for the day-to-day finances, emailing, music, and all the rest.

The other one is my writing desk. I planned it with the idea of getting away from distractions. It’s on the opposite wall from my other desk, so I turn the speakers off on that one. That way I won’t be distracted by email beeps, and all the rest. And yes, I turn off the music too. I find I need as much silence as possible. Probably indicates I’m easily distracted!

So I took a picture of my writing desk, the one with no distractions. As I looked at the picture I wondered what I’d been thinking! No distractions? I had to be kidding myself.

However, if you’re one of my readers (and I hope that you are!), I’m presenting the picture for you here. Feel free to get a little view into my head, and the things that interest me. The stuff I’m interested in.

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My Writing Desk - Labeled for Your Convenience

I’ve got a 1949 Packard Deluxe Eight sedan. I bought it in 2006, rusted, gutted and not running. I worked on it pretty hard for a few summers, and now it’s a fun car to drive.

I use Scrivener for my writing. It’s a wonderful software product, and you can take that from a guy that writes software for a living (me).

I love Bluetooth stuff, so I use a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard. Also a headset, but that’s not in the picture.

The Mossberg 300 is a great shotgun for home defense. There’s a box of 12-gauge shells for it.

The fake security camera is looking for opportunities. It doesn’t take pictures, but it does follow you around with a blinking red light, and runs on two AA batteries.

I built an airplane from a kit, which I flew happily for six years. Loved flying that thing. I finally sold it to a brain surgeon (yes, I really did) because fuel got so expensive. Maybe someday I’ll build another one.

My day job never goes away, so I have a dedicated laptop for that under the Toshiba I use for writing.

My kids (their ages range from sixteen to forty-four) and my wife are what keep me going. I’ve got stuff all over from them.

And lastly, you can see real work taking place. That is, when I’m not distracted.



Category: Friend Me, Technology, Tools, Writing

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Suspense fiction writer. I have a wife whom I love, and five children ranging from college to middle age. I love each one. I've worked a day job as a senior software developer since 1999. Previous to that I spent nearly thirty years as a foreign missionary in Vietnam and China. Yes, I speak Chinese as a second language :-)

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  1. Rita says:

    Just got the download for your book, so you can thank me for that 31 cents you just made. 😉

    Fascinating read so far but I’m afraid it’s not going to help me cure my insomnia, dang it. Hope I don’t stay up all night reading it, I want to save it for the beach while we’re spending the winter in sunny Florida.

    Yes, I’m still as mean as a snake.

  2. France says:

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