Don’t Write Alone: Where We Write

Writing in the Kitchen, in the Presence of Those I Love Most

Maybe I’m just not a writer who’s meant to work in peace and quiet, as lovely as that sounds.

Mar 10, 2022
My Pothos Plant Finally Convinced Me to Write in My Office

Not so long ago, I was a writer who wrote anywhere but at her desk.

Feb 23, 2022
Writing at Home With My Parents, Who I’m Definitely Not Fictionalizing in My Novel

It doesn’t really matter at all where I write—as long as, at some point, I have the option and availability to transition to my bed.

Jan 10, 2022
Where Tajja Isen Writes

I like to think that writing where I live has allowed me to let more of life into my writing.

Oct 25, 2021
Where Matt Ortile Writes

I try to be agnostic about where I write; I never have an excuse to not.

Oct 18, 2021
Where Rae Nudson Writes

I’m afraid I have always been like this: always doing slightly more than I can handle, stealing moments to get it all done.

Oct 05, 2021
Where José Vadi Writes

“I blame my first studio apartment for my habit of writing in kitchens.”

Sep 29, 2021
Where Manjula Martin Writes

The room is my Narnia wardrobe, my Woolfian fantasy writ real, a masc womb of creative independence. I call the room The Lair because who wouldn’t.

Sep 15, 2021
Where Chloe Angyal Writes

The hotel front desk bell was a gift from my fiancé, who gave it to me to ring every time I hit my daily word count goal for my first book.

Sep 02, 2021
Where Jami Attenberg Writes

Only now does my office feel like my home again. Only now does my body feel like my home again.

Aug 17, 2021
Where Nawaaz Ahmed Writes

The space that anchored me through a year of the pandemic, a safe harbor, feels too claustrophobic now. I crave to be outside.

Aug 02, 2021
Where Jami Nakamura Lin Writes

That’s what my own process of writing, and living, is like: trying to conserve, redirect, and restore my energy in the most fruitful way.

Jul 15, 2021
Where Kendra James Writes

After a month of writing in the passenger seat of my Honda Fit, I said “fuck it” and started writing in the bathroom.

Jul 07, 2021
Where Terese Marie Mailhot Writes

“After the success of my first book, I got caught up with ambition and worked to produce. Writing shouldn’t really be like that.”

Where Vanessa Hua Writes

It’s my childhood desk, which I began using again after my father passed away and we moved in with my mother.

Jun 07, 2021
Where Kathy Wang Writes

Even though I sometimes have a hard time waking up, my favorite part of the day is still early morning.

Jun 01, 2021
Where Christina Tucker Writes

It’s the kind of desk I thought I’d have when I figured everything out. It’s a desk I’ve been waiting to earn.

May 17, 2021
Where Lucy Tan Writes

I find that stories tend to unlock themselves when looked at indirectly, so I’m always searching for ways to engage my conscious mind and take pressure off the page.

May 11, 2021
Where Hua Hsu Writes

Yes, that is a wine fridge under my desk.

Apr 28, 2021