Please welcome Tracey Steinback to my happy blog. It seems fitting to have her start here talking about the places she's been and my blog's about the places I go. Hopefully you enjoy her post as much as I did.
How do you come up with the locations in your stories?
Where in the world is Tracey Steinbach(‘s character located)?
To answer that question, a little background on me would help.
Growing up, my parents took my sister and I on family vacations. We normally went to visit family that lived some distance away. I loved going to see them, visiting tourist attractions and the ocean.
In high school, I was a Marching Quaker, meaning I was in marching band. Stop giggling! J For someone with no athletic ability and a love of music, it was a good way to make new friends. Anyway, we were a competition band that traveled short distances. That was one of my favorite parts of band. Traveling. I love traveling on roads I’ve never been. I love seeing places I’ve never seen.
When I’m writing, the characters usually come first, followed by the location. I see the story, see the characters, see their homes, see where they work. And I see where they live. Then I draw on places I’ve been or places I want to visit.
I have one story that a song on the radio inspired, that a day trip to the lake brought to my mind. I have another story that takes place in a place that I’ve never been but I would like to visit.
I’m a normal person, well, maybe not “normal” because I have other people who live inside my head, but you know what I mean--the average "Normal" American. Having a busy life and loving to travel is a difficult feat. So for now, until life releases me to do what I yearn for, I'll let my mind carry me and my voices away to places both known and unknown.
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