Friday, November 22, 2013
Writing About Places You've Never Been
Enter the travel guide.
What an amazing tool filled with great pictures, history, cultural insights, maps, culinary lessons--tons and tons of great information. Couple that with Google maps and the wealth of information you can find on travel blogs (I found a great one by a woman who moved from San Fransisco to Oaxaca for a year and blogged about her experiences) and the world is suddenly your setting playground.
I did travel quite a bit when I was a flight attendant with United Airlines--but many of the places I write about I've never been to. I would love to one day be able to visit to all the places my characters do, but until then, I won't let the location of my desk keep me from exploring these amazing destinations in my books.
How about you, do you write only about the places you've been too?