Saturday, December 18, 2010

Walking the Land

Shelby Hearon spoke in Lufkin years ago and said, "When writing a book, walk the land." As a writer you can easily say, "location, location, location."

Go the the site of your book, drive through the land, talk to the people living there, see it at all times of the year, make an overview of the land, and then dissect it for the parts you use.

Describe the locale of your writing. How many times have you been there?