On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

Personal notes on writing techniques, writing a novel, my writing career and threading your way through publishing a book.

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RITA Award Winning Author -- that's like the Oscar, folks! Futuristic/Fantasy Romance and Fantasy with Romantic Subplots.

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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Research/Setting

Image hosting by Photobucket Yesterday I was working on one of my new Heart book proposals (Heart Fate, Tinne Holly's story). I've already decided to revisit a setting I've used before, FirstGrove, seen in Heart Thief. I did a word search for all my books and found that I'd only used FirstGrove in that particular book (though it is mentioned in Heart Duel), then I loaded my last file of the complete book of Heart Thief and checked out the setting.

Three scenes took place in FirstGrove and I copied down EVERYTHING that described the place. Geographically, I ended up with: path through arbor, 2 gates, wall, healing grove, healing hot spring, ritual grove and altar, glider drive, gardenshed/stillroom, pavilion, regular hot springs to play in (2 pools?), path to exit

This is important because I envision much of Heart Fate taking place in FirstGrove and I want to keep it right. I am hoping to use some of my ProFantasy software to draw a map of the place in the future in my multitudinous free time.

May your choreography and visuals come easy today.
Robin

1 Comments:

Anonymous a reader said...

I am glad you are using this setting again, it was my favourite in that book. It felt so peaceful and private!, just lovely to imagine oneself in such a place for a meditation exercise. Looking forward to be there again with new angles, etc. Thanks

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