Lit Bit: Where Do You Do Your Writing?

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Some authors will tell you that there’s a write place and time for every novel they write.  That’s the case for me, as I explained in a recent Write Place, Write Time.

Write Place, Write Time is a blog devoted to the place where authors do their work.

Although I can more or less write anywhere, when I was asked to write about the place where I do most of my writing, I realized that at least a part of every novel draft I have written has been created, in part, at the same pine desk that once belonged to my father.

In the piece, I write about the desk and some of the things we share: a Don Quixote statue from Nizhniy Novgorod, a candleholder from St. Petersburg, a pen made of wood from a desk of the mayor of the city where I was born … and lots of books.

In fact, I’m at the old pine now, making eye contact with John Steinbeck as I work on my fiction.  Back to it.

Visit me and my desk at Write Place, Write Time. And tell me: where do you like to do your writing?



Eric D. Goodman, Books Correspondent

Eric’s column, Lit Bit, is published every week to Gather Essentials: Books.  Featuring bits on writing, writers, books, and literature, Lit Bit will fulfill your literary longings.

Eric is the author of Tracks: A Novel in Stories, published by Atticus Books and available at

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As a full time writer and editor, his work has appeared in a number of periodicals, including The Washington Post, The Baltimore Review, Writers Weekly, Barrelhouse, Potomac Review, Los Angeles Times, The Arabesques Review, The Pedestal Magazine, The Potomac, JMWW, Grub Street, Freshly Squeezed, Scribble, Slow Trains, Whatever Literary Journal, San Francisco Book Review, Sacramento Book Review, Smile Hon You’re In Baltimore, Read Street, On Stage Magazine, Four-Cornered Universe, To Be Read Aloud, Neck of My Guitar, Travel Insights, Coloquio, Life in Me Like Grass on Fire, and New Lines from the Old Line State: An Anthology of Maryland Writers.

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I'm a focused, hard-working writer and editor who enjoys spending time with friends, family, writers, and books.

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