Monday, November 23, 2009


A certain lake plays a big part in my story, a lake that is actually close to my home. Every time I pass by that lake, I picture my characters sitting there, talking amongst each other, playing out my story. It is a great feeling, a magical one at that. I am a big fan of writers who pick a place that means a great deal to them and portray that place in their story. It shines through the words and I can tell the passion is there and the love for that place lies deep within them.

When I walk on the sand of that precious lake my heart jitters and goosebumps flow over my skin, like little blissful stars, spreading their light over me. Everything about that lake has become a part of me and I cherish every little thing...

The way the wind always catches you when you inch closer to the water,
The warm sand beneath my feet and in between my toes,
The tons of geese and on special days, when the swans appear.
The escape that lake provided for me when I was younger,
probably the most priceless gift it has given me yet.

Hopefully readers will feel my passion for this lake through my words and it will remind them to love their surroundings, even when all seems gray. Maybe I can help them find one thing that sparkles in the mist of all the darkness.

What about you? Is there a place that has captured your heart?


Dave Lucas said...
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Candice said...

One of my stories takes place in Hungary. My husband lived there for two years and took me to visit it a few years back. I fell in love with the history of the place and the countryside. My current WIP takes place on the moon. Yeah, never really been there. :)