Stephanie Hurt – Romance Author

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Where would you write?

ImageIt’s an easy question when you’re daydreaming. If you had the choice, where on this wonderful earth would you go to write your novel?

Here’s my list of places I’d love to go to write and it can’t be local:

1. A small mountain town in the Swiss Alps.

2. Montana ranch

3. London

4. Paris

5. The Caribbean

6. Greece

7. Bavaria

8. Salzburg

9. Scotland

10. French Countryside

What’s your writing location wish list? Have you ever thought about it? Sometimes the place you are inspires you. Maybe you’re happy in your comfy chair located at home, or you dream of a tropical oasis or maybe a villa in France, but where do you dream of?

As always, good writing and may God Bless You…

 

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Location…Where is your book based?

One of the difficult things in writing is decide where the books characters and the story takes place. Is it in the US or maybe the UK? Is the story based in a place covered in snow or in the desert? Sometimes when the story comes easily it’s not always clear the location. Your brain tells you what the character is doing but not where it is.

An important point to remember is to make sure you stick with the location you start with. Also if you’re basing your book in a place you’ve never been you might better do your homework. What I mean is the you don’t want to have your character going through the desert in Boston. Just wouldn’t go well. You might receive some interesting reviews 🙂

If your character is going snow skiing, you might want to make sure the place has snow. So, as you work on the outline of your story make sure you write down the location and keep it straight.

This was just a quickie post for Thursday evening. Hope all is well and just think, tomorrow is Friday…

As always, good writing and May God Bless You…


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Locations. How do you decide?

One of my be issues when writing a book is location. Where does the story take place? Will it be a mythical place, a well known town, a town out of my head (That’s scary :)) or will it be a mega city? I try to incorporate Georgia in most of my work. I’m a Georgia girl so I’m proud of my state. My newest novel, The Winner is Love” is based in Atlanta, but the characters go to Colorado and discuss Beverly Hills and Montana.

How do you decide? Sometimes I just never name the town, but describe it in words, not names. Sometimes I even say for example the town is south of a big city. Some books I’ve read have designated towns that are well known. In reading their books I get to know the town and want to visit it. It’s funny how if a book or movie highlights a certain town how the visitors flock in to see where it was filmed or written about.

It is important to designate an area. Some may say why is that? Well you can’t write about heavy snow if the characters are based in the south. Also, beaches don’t exist in the middle of a landlocked state. If you want a snowy region, then stick with the plan. It makes it more realistic. I read a book once that I was so confused when I finished because the author had at the beginning mentioned the cold regional weather, then ended the book in a warm region. The characters stayed in the same town. Really!

So as you write you manuscript, think about the location. Make sure you stay true to the region in regards to weather, dialect and details. It can make all the difference in the way it works out.

As always good writing and May God Bless You!

By the way, if you haven’t looked at the calendar it’s Friday and the last day of November! Tomorrow we’re officially in the month of December and the holiday season. Yikes! Only 24 shopping days left. I’d better get busy shopping online.
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