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I always have story ideas,

1) Kentucky Derby—something about the glamour appeals to me, and I’ve always loved horses. I know it’s been done a lot, and done well, but I’d like to play with the idea. Maybe a wrong-side-of-the-tracks romance

2) Alaska—I’m reading Trish’s Winter Longing, and I loved Nora’s Northern Lights. I loved Men in Trees and Northern Exposure. I love the idea of the extreme weather and wildlife. Have no plot idea at all, though.

3) Fiesta—something I know well. I even have my heroine. I just have no plot. (I know, when has that stopped me?)

4) Santa Fe—I’ve never been but I’ve heard it’s amazing. No plot or characters but maybe I could go for research

5) Bermuda Triangle—I have an inciting incident, but no characters or plot.

6) Maine, right on the coast. I have a thing for lighthouses, see.

7) The barrier islands, either NC or Virginia—Just because I love the coast and I grew up reading Misty of Chincoteague.

Where is your favorite setting to read? Have one you want to write?



3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. MaryC
    Apr 29, 2010 @ 17:08:49

    Mary, I'm with you on numbers 1,5,6, and 7. I actually have rough ideas of stories for all of those settings. The Maine one and lighthouse ones are separate for me and both are the most developed. I was looking at something in the store the other day that made me want to write one about Atlantis. Maybe a YA? I know nothing about Fiesta but I've always wanted to write about Texas. I'll add in New Orleans, Ireland, and the Chesapeake Bay area.I'm having a really hard time even thinking about writing this week because my brain is so focused on testing.


  2. MJFredrick
    Apr 29, 2010 @ 18:25:51

    Yes, yes, New Orleans! Would love to write one there. The one I'm revising has a bit in NO, as does my historical, but I'd like to do more.I'm tired when I get home, but while the kids were testing, my mind could wander.


  3. MicheleKS
    Apr 30, 2010 @ 05:55:20

    I love exotic locales- islands, exotic cities/countries. If a book has a tropical/exotic setting I'm probably going to pick it up. I also love to write those settings for the feel I get from them- warm, sensual, intriguing.I would love to write a book set here in San Antonio- especially the Riverwalk and King William areas. I also have an idea for a contemporary series set in the Hill Country though I haven't settled on a town yet (may have to create one).


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