Stories: The starting point
“Here’s a provactive question from Eleanor Cameron, excerpted from her fine essay, ‘A Writer’s Journey’:
“I have told more than once how much place means to me in the books I have lived with year after year and read again and again, place not as backdrop or as a background to be worked up in order to get on with the action. Place, for me, must be loved and known; it gives rise to the book and its characters so that the sense of it could never come if its place meant nothing, or I had not experienced it aesthetically and emotionally.”
Place has always been highly important to me in establishing a story. Here’s another writer’s way of looking at it. Places are where stories happen.
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