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writinglife says:

Where do you use your moleskine? Post a picture of the place.

I thought that it would be fun to see other people's desks, writing spaces, etc. on/in which they use their notebooks.
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writinglife says:

Let me start us off with a photo from the pool of someone else, the user pragmatic/johnny. Pragmatic's photo makes me want to write something.


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Sophie_vf says:

I do have a desk, but almost never use my moleskine at it. I use my pocket one wherever I happen to be, including writing on my lap or standing up, and when I write in my journal I'm usually lying on my stomach in bed (I've done that since childhood!). The bed is usually too messy for a picture :)

Wait, I lie - I do have my dayplanner at my desk. But I don't have a picture of it.
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madhungrymind says:

Not my desk, but a cubby at the hospital where I often work. This is what it looks like on an average day. The laptop belongs to the physician's group I work for, the iPod and speakers to me. Oh, the Moleskine is mine, of course.

@ Hospital 11/10/07
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dune.hiker says:

I don't have a picture of my desk, but here is a website which I love which features the rooms/desks of many writers. It was posted by someone else in a flickr group; I forget which one, maybe this same one. Here is the link:

books.guardian.co.uk/writersrooms
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ssossatt [deleted] says:

me too, i do a lot of writing lying down. i write lying on my side, supported by my left elbow or a pillow (or both). i got used to this position some years ago when i lived in germany. for a few months i stayed in a room that had no furniture. it wasn't worth it getting any solid furniture for the short time that i was to stay, so i had borrowed a metal garden table to write on, but the table wasn't firm, it followed the movements of my hand when i was writing! i slept on a slack deckchair. the U position that i was always in showed remarkably suited for good penmanship! it taught me a new, somewhat neater handwriting that i find hard to reproduce while sitting at a desk.

here i made myself comfortable on a large sack full of polystyrene balls during a visit to a good friend of mine. she asked me to write a few lines into her new journal.

journalling on a sack of polystyrene balls
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Michael Guenther says:

Gotta love the Sumo bean bags - most comfortable TV watching chair I've ever had - plus it's great for Xboxing - and, apparently, writing...
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jjtelecaster says:

My writing desk is in moleskinerie today. I don't know how to put my pics in this thread, and yes, I'm a technophobe.
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che moleman says:

I have a humble writing space. The main computer desk, which has plenty of writing/work surface and lots of storage, is used by my wife, who's a computer tech. But, this is my private realm and has everything I need. When really writing in my notebook, I just pack up the laptop or, if using the desktop keyboard, just move it aside.

More of my writing space
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jfhscribbles says:

Shit just seems to strike me here...so I write it down.


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jjtelecaster says:

That's where I've had some of my best epiphanies, but I try to keep precious moleskine paper away.
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mlle_bleue says:

This morning.


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che moleman says:

Ah, yes, the Throne. Man has caused great empires to rise and fall from the throne. It can also be likened to the Captain's chair on the bridge of a ship. The world revolves around it. Inspiration will always strike on the seat of power. I love it.
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che moleman says:

I agree. I keep a small Miquelrius in there for just such an occasion. The moles don't go in there at all, no matter how brilliant the epiphanies are.
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E_Journeys says:

In Vivo

I took this picture right after reading this discussion thread, which appears on the computer screen.

Today marks one of the few instances where I have both my journal notebook and my computer open on my desk for purposes of writing rather than transcribing notes. Usually I write in my notebook on top of a closed computer, or I'm journal-writing in another room or outside the house.

My journal notes here are ruminations on Book #6 of my series, in progress.

The red translucent travel mug (I've since topped off the coffee) was a gift from the Citrus County Library from when Belea Keeney, Loretta Rogers, and I were panelists talking about craft at the library's NaNoWriMo kickoff event.

The sheet of paper directly to the right of my notebook contains Mary's instructions on how to find Comet Holmes. We're including the instructions in an e-mail to her family.

The rest is assorted clutter that keeps getting inexplicably magnetized to my desk.
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Sophie_vf says:



I figured if I took the picture sufficiently close-to, I would crop out the mess :O
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eric.covington says:

Sophie_vf, you have great handwriting. Could you post a photo of a close-up if you are willing and can find some entries that you don't mind sharing?
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wandererchronicles says:

Is that a Sumo Omni, Ssossat? I love those things!

I usually write in my Pocket Moleskine wherever I happen to be at, standing or sitting. It's one of the reasons I like Moleskines so much, the hard covers allow me to write with no support whatsoever. :)
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ssossatt [deleted] says:

i don't know what it is called commercially, sorry - just a sack full of polystyrene balls to sit and lie in!
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jjtelecaster says:

Aren't they called "puff"?
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owlandtheoctopus says:

Here are my two spots, please excuse the mess, I have two projects going on right now.
space 1

space 2
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Sophie_vf says:

@napalm - here you go. I apologize in advance for the sappiness.
explanation here.

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Xpectro says:

Let's say this is my universe


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kayhalfnoise says:

Messy Desk
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ssossatt [deleted] says:

when not lying on the whatever-its-name...

my workplace
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PhotoDe says:

a place to write

One of my favorite places to write is the old library. The building is from the late 1800s and there are so many nooks and crannies including this reading room on the 3rd floor that is not used by many people.
There are comfy chairs and large reading tables. I love to go there and just clear my mind of everything except for my book or Moleskine.
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cosmiccandace says:

where the magic happens
to be honest, i don't do much writing here -- more like studying.
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JustinoRodriguez says:

My workspace...

I do all of my pseudo work here....
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m.fotografie says:

the traveler's tools
The true mobile office.
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chaospoe says:



I try to keep it simple...
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che moleman says:

Oh, wow! I love those old writing desks, with all the compartments and some that have the inkwell trays and such. I'd love one of those, but I can't seem to find one in my area.
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chaospoe says:

Thanks Che, I got it a long time ago, probably 7 years ago when I was around 10, and it's still as good as the day I received it.
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Ms_Sparrow [deleted] says:

I normally a clutter super organizer..but i just got some things out of storage...sooo thus the mess.
Otherwise, I keep everything accessible, and neat. I also do a lot of rough drafts and writing at work.



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Nathan Gilmer says:

Where all the Work Happens
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Samaoj [deleted] says:

It's a big desk, really, but I always seem to need more space.


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Boston Wolverine says:

Everything's tagged in the photo, because I am crazy.



The Moleskine in the bathroom is a great idea, and if I ever get an apartment all to myself I will totally be doing that, heh.
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James Marwood says:

Desks

This is my desk. I work away most of the week so my moleskine reporter and diary normally live in my bag.
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|-Myrrh-| says:

This is a photo of the desk I purchased this summer. I still need to frame some photos and buy a nice desk lamp - but the desk is pretty sweet!


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WillsArt says:

Beautiful desk.
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writinglife says:

I can't believe you posted a photo of a toilet because "shit strikes you there so you write it down." Hilarious! ;)

I want a new desk again but never find "the perfect one" that looks good and comes at the right price.
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