Been There-Done That

It’s fun to be able to incorporate a location that we’ve been to in person when writing a novel. I’ve done that in other books I have published. It brings back fun, and maybe not so fun, memories and there isn’t as much research that needs to be done.

But since it’s been quite a few years since I’ve been here I did have to do some research and the memories began flowing.

When I was in Paris I didn’t climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower but stood gazing at it in awe. Playing the tourist I did get to the Notre-Dame and the usual tourist spots.

The chapter I am about to write two of my characters are headed to Paris after harrowing months of being shot at, threatened, and living in terror for months.

It will be fun to see how the Lord pulls all this together with hopefully a happy ending. I don’t like books that are referred to as “cliff hangers.”

I read one of those one time and ended up writing a note to the author begging for him/her to write a sequel so I would know what happened. I never got a reply sadly.

So far things are moving along smoothly and that’s important. So when you’re writing if you can incorporate some places you have been, do. It’s fun to remember those good times and be able to share them with others.

Enjoy the remainder of your week and I’ll see you next time.


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