Reports on Virginia Woolf’s writing shed indicate that this workplace was not conducive for her writing; however, from the photograph above (obtained from The Guardian’s feature on the writer’s work shed), it looks rather peaceful, organized and if Woolf would have taken advantage of the nature view, it could have been a piece of real estate solitude. But who am I to opine? The poor woman – despite her literary talent was prone to periods of nervous breakdowns, deep depression and auditory hallucinations – to name a few. No wonder, even a functional and quite frankly, a pretty place such as this could not accommodate her needs.

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This writing shed of Dylan Thomas shared in Flicker surely is reminiscent of his mostly sullen and angry poems. This one is in a place in the UK called Laugharne and has become a tourist attraction. I do wonder if this is in it’s original place considering it’s situated in a walkway. The poet who decidedly instructed people to “rage, rage against the dying of the light” surely must have been unhappy with on-lookers prying while he wrote.

 

 

I like this writing shed of the man who penned Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I understand he wrote many other stories and plays but CC&F is the most I know and enjoy of his works. The writer must have needed the solitary place for concentration, inspiration and to be uninhibited while writing and creating. The front roof framing even reminds me of melting chocolate; coincidence?