A sense of place….
How much does where you are affect your writing where you get down to practicing your craft? Are you able to channel your characters in any setting or are you like Alice Walker who once was quoted to attributing her move from New York City to California as necessary because Celie, Shug and other characters in The Color Purple didn’t feel comfortable enough to settle down and talk to her?
Hopefully your need for the perfect place doesn’t exert its force on your lifestyle to that sort of degree often, but maybe you have a favorite spot that just ‘connects’ you, or maybe you (like me) find certain places trigger the right feelings for special scenes. Maybe you are like a darling lady in our local writing group who writes a certain kind of scene when she orders eggs at Denny’s. We all grin when she orders, because we know more than her dinner will be hot.
We’ve all got our ways of doing things. If you’d like to share your favorite (and maybe even some of your awesome outcomes), post a picture or note about it for our Wednesday (Week 5!) Check-in in your post/comment.
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