Saturday, April 06, 2013

In The Mind's Eye

Sorry for the absence....I've been traveling and now have the kids here for Easter holidays...

But this morning while I was working on book three I was aware of what people frequently ask me about...how do I write about Cornwall when I'm not there...

This morning I was writing looking out at this view... (we are away in the desert on a special long weekend)

But I was writing about Frenchman's Creek...
Both stunning but so different...

I see a scene like a movie in front me no mater how beautiful and distracting the actual view...maybe someday when i don't live in the desert i will write about its beauty...

3 comments:

catdownunder said...

Part of the book I have out on submission is set in France, a country I have visited only very briefly (almost not at all). It just happened that way - the characters told me what had to happen. When someone told me I should not have written about France unless I had lived there I asked them whether it meant nobody should write about living anywhere they had not lived. If that was so then there would be no historical fiction, no science fiction, no fantasy etc!

Brigid Coady said...

You definitely need to write about the desert... I could imagine the sort of stories you could weave there.

liz fenwick said...

Cat how odd. As you say how could we write about anything in the past or future...in fact i remember hearing of one writer who can't write about places she's been to. Fingers crossed on the submission....

Biddy...someday...
lx