Tonight’s guest blog post, on the topic of story locations is brought to you by fantasy and horror author Lea Ryan.
Writing the Small Town
The setting in a story is almost as important as the characters in the story. In fact, when written correctly, the setting can almost be a character in and of itself. Some people think of small towns as being boring. I beg to differ. I think small towns can be just as interesting as big cities when they have enough flavor.
The town I live in now is pretty small, so I had some inspiration for the one I used for the town of Fosters Branch in ‘Destined for Darkness’ and the sequel, ‘Devil in the Branch’ (coming July 2012).
Small Midwestern towns in the US usually look pretty similar to mine. Main Street (or whatever the locals dub it) is a line of…
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