Often times, when I am showcasing writing spaces, I pick out fancy ones that we as authors might “like” had we the budget or inclination to design such spaces. This writing space, one that you might find the typical home is usually more what we end up with. I like the neutral walls, the sparse valance on the window and the neat row of books. The equipment is what you might find in a standard home office. It is out in the open where Mom might be able to keep half an eye on the children while she works on the Great American Novel.