Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Oh the Places You'll Go!

My current WIP is set in Salem(yes it has to do with witches).  With all the research that I have done for this project it made me think about its location.  Time after time I have visited places for vacation and always had certain things in my mind on how it should be, but showed up and it wasn't that way at all.  A good example of this would be the Hollywood sign.  All the pictures at night show it beautifully lit. Well here's a hint...it's not lit at night. 

Even with visiting Salem I thought about my reader's preconceived ideas of what it should be like.  Should I write it what they think or what it is actually?  If I take liberties with it how many people will actually know?  So I thought I would ask my blog readers what they thought and how they work with a specific location!  Just curious as I love to read about others processes.  Hopefully it enlightens everyone!

Have a great night and I will see you all on Friday!



  1. That's interesting. I've always wanted to visit Salem, but I never had the chance.


  2. Witches? Sounds interesting! I think you should write what's most interesting about the location real or perceived.

  3. Welcome back Susan! I hope you enjoyed your time off!

  4. I would write it as you see it. I have a friend who visited and loved it there. As a reader I would like to hear details of what Salem is really like and not some made-up version.