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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?

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3 comments:

MaryC said...

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.

MJFredrick said...

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.

MicheleKS said...

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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