Friday, September 24, 2010
I've been fortunate enough to live all over the world: Holland, the U.K., Colorado, California, North Dakota--okay, so that last one wasn't such a fortunate situation, aside from getting to see the northern lights. But it's great for the writer in me, all this globetrotting. Plenty of locations to choose from.
For my current manuscript, I'm pretending to be back on California's central coast, and it's proving to be tougher than I thought. Where was that street again? And what did it look like, smell like? I remember parts, but it'll take some research to get the setting details right for the final draft. Plus I'll be seeing things through a 13 year-old's eyes for the book's purpose. So no wine tasting and food festivals--he doesn't care about that.
Over at Kidlit today, agent Mary Kole has some great thoughts on setting, so check it out if you're a writer.
And I'll be dreaming of beautiful Cali.