Feng shui and writing

January 16, 2006 | Karin's Blog | 6 comments

Ok, so call me a skeptic. I don’t do hooey, or whoo whoo, and while I do believe in a stimulating work environment anything past that is a waste of my time. It was what I believed, until this last Saturday. My friend and fellow author Bella Andre TAKE ME gave a workshop on feng shui for writers at our local RWA chapter, and while feng shui isn’t all whoo whoo as I kind of thought (hey, I’ve heard rumors) it does have some interesting concepts, concepts that make perfect sense. So, instead of writing as I promised myself when I came home Sat (and quite frankly knowing I was bullshiting myself about that), I totally feng shuied my writing environment. I’ve been in a slump you see, way behind on my book, and well, I figured I might as well take the few hours it would take to revamp my writing space making it more conducive for writing then sitting at the keyboard playing solitaire or chatting on the loops.
So, I de-cluttered. I was merciless. Anything I didn’t need, hadn’t used, wouldn’t use but took up space got tossed. Any and all things that gave off negative energy I removed. i.e dead flowers in a vase, a picture someone gave me that I never cared for (I wanted to remove certain negative family members from my life, :rambo:permanently, but you aren’t allowed to do that, well unless you don’t mind going to jail, which I don’t, so I didn’t) I arranged my desk according to the bagua map and do indeed feel as if my energy is flowing more freely. I especially like the relationships corner. I have this beautiful hand painted plate of two lovers in a very erotic pose. Every time I look at it, I get inspired to write sexy.
Basically, I have de-cluttered, removed things that give me no pleasure (except for those negative family members who thankfully don’t actually live in my house, then I would have to do something rash), and replaced them with positive items that do bring me pleasure, encourage my creative side, and give me an all out good feeling when I walk into my space. I like being there, I like that it is all about me, for me and by me.
I’ll let you know at the end of the week how the pages are coming. If my calculations are correct and feng shiu works, I should be well into chapter 11.
Write on,




  1. Rae Monet

    Hey, I need to unclutter. What a GREAT idea! Going to work on it now…

  2. Amy

    Good luck with the extra energy this week. Hope you get lots of writing done!

  3. Edie Ramer

    Let me know if it works for you. I could use some extra engergy too.

  4. Bella Andre

    Hey–the Feng Shui queen is in the building. 😉 I’m so glad to hear you went home and Feng Shui’d up a storm. Personally, I find it incredibly empowering and fun.
    Off to write a synopsis!
    😉 Bella Andre

  5. Karin

    Gotta say, Feng shui queen, I have been extremely productive since I feng shuied my work area. :elephant:

  6. Michelle Diener

    Glad to hear you are putting that nose to the feng shui’ed grind stone, CP 😀

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