Vanitha Sankaran’s Writing Space

As part of Today’s TLC Book Tour for Watermark, Vanitha Shankaran offered to show us a bit of her writing space. Please give her a warm welcome (and be sure to click through to the blog, there’s a surprise new look and make sure this is the link in your feed reader: http://feeds2.feedburner.com/savvyverseandwit/YMAQ).

When Ms. Agusto-Cox asked me to share with her what kind of space I write in, I have to admit I was a bit perplexed.  As a writer with a full-time job, I’ve had to learn to write wherever I am, whenever I can.  Much of Watermark was written on the go, mostly in airports, often in hotel rooms, occasionally on lunch breaks outside or at night on the couch.  Part of my erratic ways, I’ll admit, are due to my own clutter and chaos—really, can you find my desk here?

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I do have a more serene work space but I find it’s a little too organized for me:

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Writing wherever I happen to be when I have spare time allows me both to maximize my work time and to focus on the world I am writing about, not the world I am writing in.  I don’t even need my laptop—just a pen and a pad of paper, and of course, my imagination!

Thanks again, Vanitha, for sharing your workspace with us.


  1. Those bookshelves look a bit like mine! I find I write in several different spots as well.

  2. I love the little corner desk! Looks like there are some beautiful trees outside. Probably a much better view than an airport. Of course, you may spot your next character in someone at the airport. 🙂

  3. I love the view outside those windows! I’m not sure I’d get anything done. I guess maybe that is why she writes in airports!

  4. I love it! I would feel right at home in her writing space!