I write novels in a small town setting. I like to share ideas about writing, give classes, and attend critiques.
Hi Joyce-Thanks for connecting with me on LinkedIn.Stephanie Barko, Literary PublicistAustin2011 Preditors & Editors’ Readers Poll Best Book Promotion Service2010 Book Publicist of the Year NomineeFounder/Moderator, South Austin Spiritual Book Groupwww.stephaniebarko.comwww.linkedin.com/in/stephaniebarkowww.facebook.com/stephaniebarkowww.twitter.com/steffercatwww.goodreads.com/steffercatwww.librarything.com/home/steffercatwww.spiritualnetworks.com/stephaniebarko
Thanks for finding me on LinkedIn -- I'm on Goodreads, Facebook, Google+, and a bunch more.
The same for me- thanks for the Linkedin link. I read your previous post about stepping out of your comfort zone. Very good advice. I think I did that when I started writing contemporary romance! I must admit I'm quite comfortable with it now though. And hey- If you'd like to do some cross blogging, let me know. My schedule is pretty open. Cheers. RC Bonitz
Thanks. Keep pushing the envelope and you'll come up with some great story ideas. I like to throw in the unexpected now and then. But, that's life, isn't it.Keep writing, Joyce
Excellent advice Joyce,Cheers,Trace
Thanks, Tracey. I have to remind myself of this on a daily basis. Joyce
Hi, Joyce! I agree with your advice so much. Writers tend to cramp themselves and get bound up too much. You've given good tips.Wonderful to touch base with you.Deborah/TheBookishDame
Thanks, Deb. Now if I only follow my own advice. :)
Your advice is on target. Using your home town for a setting has several advantages. The most obvious is that you know what it looks like. However, other people might be entranced by your town. Great advice!
Nancy, I loved writing about my home town, even though I fictionalized it. The downside--if I made a mistake, someone always let me know.