How to make a writing fort

11 Oct

Sometimes we’re told as adults that we can’t do things we did as children. Society insists we must “grow up” and “become responsible”.

Which is fine. Until you try to grow up and/or become responsible.

It’s hard. And there is no manual.

Maybe that’s how I’ll make my living.

How to grow up, be mature, and thrive at adulthood


Lately, I’m not convinced that whoever is perpetuating this message knows what they’re talking about. Why do we have to be this idealized version of an adult?

My favorite adults are the ones who say, you know… I like playing board games. So I will.

Which brings me to my point. People (who are these people, anyway?) say adults can’t make forts.

Well, can’t is the wrong world.

Because I did.

They could say shouldn’t. They are allowed to their opinions.

But can’t?

Well, no.

Here is proof:

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Kinley’s Writing Fort

How to make a writing fort:

1.) Push two comfortable chairs together.

2.) Drape one fleece blanket over each chair.

3.) Place a final blanket over the section where you’ll be sitting.

4.) The dog is optional.


  • Don’t feel restricted by this design. Follow your heart.
  • There are no rules to adult fort building.
  • Pets are allowed.
  • Writing may or may not get done.
  • Productivity not guaranteed.
  • You don’t have to use Seattle sports team blankets (but this is encouraged).

Sometimes I just want to make a fort in my living room. It’s not hurting anyone. It’s comfortable.

Why not?

Also, I wanted to let you know that Kissing Her Scrooge, releasing December 5th from Carina press, is up for pre-order with the blurb! If you’re interested in learning more about my pageant president heroine who falls for a grumpy tree farmer who doesn’t celebrate the season, please check it out, HERE. 🙂 I’m excited for this one, all.

Have a great weekend!


4 Responses to “How to make a writing fort”

  1. Ryan King October 11, 2013 at 2:05 am #

    *laughs* I haven’t made one in years but if I were to try, my son would certainly crash the party. No writing would get done. 🙂

    • Kinley Baker October 11, 2013 at 2:19 am #

      That’s true. 🙂 I should have included that in the disclaimer.

  2. Diana Beebe October 11, 2013 at 3:26 am #

    Awesome! I want to build a fort now. Like Ryan, my kiddos would get in, but they would kick me out. I’m seeing total hijacking of my fort, and I haven’t even built it yet!

    Let’s build a BIG fort and play board games!

    Writing wouldn’t get done. 🙂

    • Kinley Baker October 11, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

      Lol. Everyone is saying no writing will get done, but I swear I finished edits there. You’ll need to use tall chairs so no one can interrupt. 🙂 All the way to the ceiling. Ha.

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