Saturday, May 24, 2014

Round Robin Blog with Ginger - #RndRbn0514

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




8 comments:

whitefieldbb@gmail.com said...

Isn't it amazing what a conversation will do to a writer's imagination?
Loved the story behind, 'The Locket,' Ginger.

Geeta

Anthology Authors said...

Sometimes, it's great to step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself. For me, I feel like every story I write that's over 5,000 words is just that. LOL I have a short attention span when it comes to writing. However, with reading, I can do it for hours and hours. LOL

Marci

Anthology Authors said...

Sometimes, it's great to step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself. For me, I feel like every story I write that's over 5,000 words is just that. LOL I have a short attention span when it comes to writing. However, with reading, I can do it for hours and hours. LOL

Marci

Heidiwriter said...

Hi Ginger, this is fascinating. I love picking a topic and having a group of people write about that word or phrase. What comes out of the exercise is great! The locket sounds like a great read!

Anne Stenhouse said...

Hullo Ginger, yes, it is scary moving out of the comfort zone, but exciting too. Hope your nephew knows what cat he's let out of the bag. Anne Stenhouse

Rhobin Lee Courtright said...

The premise of The Locket sounds interesting and I agree it is hard to change from what you've already conquered.

Connie Vines said...

Ginger, it is so good to hear you ventured out of your comfort zone. The Locket sounds like a good read for an afternoon.

Beverley Bateman said...

Interesting blog and it shows how a writer can influence a setting - and make it a dangerous one. The Locket sounds really interesting.

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