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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Aloha :D

Oh, wow. It's been a while since I've last blogged. I've been busy as hell with homework, and when I'm not doing that, I'm sleeping. Not what I call fun -_-

Anyway, I wanted to talk about setting today. Anyone ever set their story in a place they've never been to? I know I have. Actually, all of my stories are set in places I've never been to, and a couple of them are even set in places I hadn't heard of before I started researching for that particular story.
My writing teacher told us today that it's one of the worse ideas to set your characters in places you've never been to...but I have to disagree. It's hard, I won't lie, but it's fun, challenging and it even gives you the feeling that you've been to that place once you're done writing. And I love that feeling xD

I'm about to start writing a scene for TS that'll happen later in the book - way later - and it's set in...yes, you guessed it, Hawaii! From the beginning of the book, I've got Aeryn's mom bugging her about visiting them there. When things completely fall apart for her, she'll decide to spend her Christmas break with them in Hawaii. She'll take one of the guys with her at the last minute, and I have this one scene with them together at a beach bonfire and I just can't wait to write it. I've never been to Hawaii before, but one of my friends went there last month and hasn't stopped talking about it (yes, it gets a bit annoying after a full week). And I've been to the Caribbeans plenty of times, so I'm hoping things will work out for those Hawaii chapters.

But what do you think about setting your story somewhere you've never been to before? Ever tried it? Was it a complete disaster or the best thing you've ever written?

4 comments:

Michelle

My story I'm working on now is sent in England, and I've never been there...so we'll see how it goes. xD

Anne

I'm loving LTCL so far, so I'd say you're doing an awesome job with it :P

Seattlelover7

I write everything in a place I've never been. We don't travel much, and why the hell would I want to write about something in Wisconsin? :P I think it's a disaster either way, but I hate to think what would happen if I tried to write something set in Wisconsin.

Anne

Lol. I'm not sure why I haven't written anything set in Canada. I just find Canada to be so boring and it would just be weird. It would sort of feel as if I'm trying to write a story about myself.

Oo, one chapter of TS will be set in Wisconsin :D And guess what...I've never been there either :P

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