Hi, and welcome to another Round Robin Blog event, held once a month and hosted by Rhobin Lee Courtright. Without further adieu, I'll dive in to this month's topic:
What is the most inspiring, romantic or dangerous setting you ever came across while reading or imagined while writing? Do you have a preference for a certain time and place for a story?
Wow, Rhobin comes up with some great fodder for discussion, and this one is tough. I'm a western historical romance girl at heart. Yes, I've tried writing other genres, but somehow tend to migrate back to my favorite. As a pantser, I'm usually led by my characters in writing, but on one occasion, a discussion with my nephew made my imagination run wild. The result of my 'dangerous' setting became a novella called The Locket.
The Locket was one of the toughest stories to write because I didn't have a hero or heroine, per se and I didn't have someone telling me a story. The 'object' of the my tale is a beautiful necklace that started a chain of destruction through the eras by causing the wearers of what was often a gift, or lucky find, to suffer unexplained rage and a need for murder.
This book is probably the most unusual, inspiring and dangerous setting I've ever conjured up on my own. Yes, it's not a western and there certainly isn't much romance involved, but I'm very proud of my attempt to venture away from my norm and create something without a voice in my head to guide me. I hope you'll check it out.
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Now, follow the links and see what other amazing answers await:
Heidi Thomas at http://heidiwriter.wordpress.com
Lynn Crain at http://lynncrain.blogspot.co.at/
Anne Stenhouse at http://annestenhousenovelist.wordpress.com
Diane Bator at http://dbator.blogspot.ca
Geeta Kakade at http://geetakakade.blogspot.com/
Connie Vines at http://connievines.blogspot.com/
Marci Baun http://www.marcibaun.com/
Beverley Bateman at http://beverleybateman.blogspot.ca/
Ginger Simpson at http://mizging.blogspot.com
Margaret Fieland at http://margaretfieland.com/my_blog
Fiona McGier at http://www.fionamcgier.com
Rhobin Courtright at http://rhobinleecourtright.com