M. Remark’s SPACES Include Sunlight, Rain, and Thunderstorms

Things I think I need to write (mostly in order):

- a laptop

- white space

- a comfortable, supportive chair

- books that I love or haven’t yet read piled nearby

- a door, sometimes open, sometimes shut

- coffee or tea

- the option to get up and walk around or stretch

- WiFi

- plants, flowers

- sunlight, rain, thunderstorms

- postcards to look at and dream about

- pens, pencils and paper for doodle-brainstorming

- Yann Tiersen, Clint Mansell, and/or Erik Satie Pandora radio stations

- my phone on silent, somewhere out of sight

- Scrivener

I usually write at home in these two spaces, but if a certain café can provide most of the above, I’m happy to write there for hours. The rock on my desk is from the pebbly beach at Saint-Malo, Brittany. I use it to keep all the wires together.

Melissa Remark is a former associate editor of Bayou Magazine and alum of the UNO MFA in Fiction.

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