The writing chair I’ve used for years in preference to every other seat I’ve tried, is a collapsible wooden chair that I bought for £6 in a sale with some money I’d been given for Christmas. Nearly thirty years later, the chair is a bit worse for wear but no chair has come close to being a match in comfort for a chair that’s been with me in every home I’ve lived in since I was ten.
I’ve been writing fiction for even longer than I’ve had my wooden chair and in that time I’ve gone from short stories to novels. Novels are a marathon of effort that involve a lot of sitting. The chair has to be just right.
I got lucky. I found my new writing chair in a skip. The new fabric plus some foam for extra comfort cost me less than £10. A few hours work to clean, sand and oil the wooden frame and voila!