As writers, we have the luxury of choosing any location we can possibly think of, and that’s the beauty of it. We’re able to take readers on journeys to new and exotic places they’ve never been before with the stroke of a keyboard. After all, reading is escapism, so why not jet-set off to another country from the comfort of your living room?
Do you think about where you’re going to set your book before you write it? Having a different location could add another dimension to your writing and the story. Because I have dual British/Turkish Cypriot nationality, I knew I wanted to stage one of my novels in North Cyprus so readers could get immersed in the history and culture, and that’s when My Perfect Wedding was born. It also gave me the opportunity to add a lot of quirky characters into the mix (think Manuel from Fawlty Towers!).
So in this case, what happens in Vegas definitely won’t stay there – it will be plastered on the pages of a chick lit novel!
So, how about everyone out in WG2E land? Where have you set your books? Has it added anything extra to your work?
Happy Writing – Sibel XX
(P.S. – I won’t have much internet access so I apologise in advance for not reply to posts)