And this month, Michael asks:
"Of all the places you haven't yet been to in the world, where would you like to go next?"
Oh, the list is long. But in general, I would like to places seemingly untouched by humans. I say seemingly because there can't be many of them. I want to see the Congo, the Amazon, Antarctica, and parts of Russia and ... all those places where the world is still wild. The place I would go first if there were no problems with political unrest I think would be the Congo. I love watching TV specials on it.
At our most recent romance writers meeting, one of our members was the speaker. She spoke about personal energy fields and spoke about her career in massage. She certainly knew all the places a person spending a lot of time on a computer will feel the soreness and muscle tightness. At one time, one of our members gave a presentation on self-defense for women. Many books have kick-ass female protagonists but there are still rules a smaller, usually weaker person needs to follow if she wants to defeat a larger, stronger antagonist. It was so interesting. I think I mentioned about the member who spoke about working in a TV newsroom. Amazing stuff. Every member of our writing group has experience beyond their writing. There are former military members, an engineer, a physician, and many who have traveled far and wide. And that's just in our small little writing group.
Think about all the people you know through blogging. They live all over the world. They have day jobs and experiences that cover all parts of human society and multiple generations. What a resource! And all you have to do is ask. Writers are so generous with sharing their knowledge.
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Please visit my post over at the IWSG today where I'll talk about using cliches in your writing.
What do you know about that might help another writer with setting or some hard facts? Is there a place in the world you would love to visit? Think you would enjoy the Congo?