Wednesday, September 4, 2019

September #IWSG: Digging Deep into My Soul, er, Amazon Account




September 4 question - If you could pick one place in the world to sit and write your next story, where would it be and why?

The awesome co-hosts for the September 4 posting of the IWSG are Gwen Gardner,Doreen McGettigan, Tyrean Martinson, Chemist Ken, andCathrina Constantine!




What a great question for this month's post. To answer this, I must dig deep into my Amazon account. Where are the settings for my novels? What genre of books do I read most? What movies do I watch over and over?


My Pinterest novel research board is locked. I don't need the FBI on my doorstep.However, my other boards contain a few of my favorite things: intimidating mansions with beautiful architecture and a past, spine-tingling abandoned places, dark forests, ancient cemeterys, fog-filled haunted houses, and October landscapes. 

The one place I'd like to sit and write my next story is...

Drum roll, please.

Inside a Harry Potter movie (or book).


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I'd enjoy writing any place where mist rises from the river, shadows dance in the firelight, candles hang suspended in the room. England, Ireland, perhaps Scotland? Or Salem, Massachusetts. Hocus Pocus is also one of my favorite movies!! Please don't ask me how many times I've watched this epic classic.

What can I say? I love mysteries, and I love fantasy. I love stories about boarding schools and adventures. And most of all I love fall. I didn't mean to rhyme! 

How about you? I can't wait to hear everyone's top choice.

37 comments:

  1. You either need a trip to Scotland or a trip to Universal Studios for some Harry Potter settings.

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  2. Oh, I would love to write on the Hogwarts Express! Tucked into my own private car, munching on Bernie Bott's Every Flavour Beans, keeping an eye out for Dementors.... :)

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  3. That would be fun for sure. Especially during a three-day thunder storm.

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  4. I could definitely write at Hogwarts - one of those balconies overlooking the lake would be awesome!

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  5. Ireland would be #1 for me. But I'd love to go to Salem, Massachusetts.

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  6. I would think that a castle like that would just be cold and damp. And does it have WiFi? ;-)

    It's funny that Harry Potter is actually in the news again, and my Facebook feed has been full of a friend's pictures of Salem from a recent trip. Small world!

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    1. I don't mind the cooler weather, but no snow! Give me WIFI and a fireplace:-)

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  7. A wonderful post, I can write anywhere really, but at present would love to be in Spain.

    Yvonne.

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  8. Jennifer, I too will join you, but I may not get much writing done ;)
    I like the mountains, maybe I'll try writing there.

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  9. I absolutely love the places you picked to go visit. It would be cool to write there too.

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  10. How fun! I didn't think of a movie. I would love that one too :)

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  11. You know, I've never been to Salem even though I live in Massachusetts! I really need to check it out sometime.

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  12. Those sound like mysteriously wonderful places to write, especially with a little shiver. :) Happy writing!

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  13. Yeah, I'd jump into a Harry Potter novel to write. Then I could use magic to get it all written and edited fast. Win!

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  14. Just don't get that Salem mixed up with the one in Oregon. You will be disappointed! (I lived there for 15 years and I know.)

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    1. I think the other one would be fun to visit too! But, yes, Hocus Pocus Salem for sure.

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  15. Hogwarts would be a great place to write a novel.

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  16. Oh yes!! That's the perfect place! I love it.

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  17. Your writing locations are wonderful, Jennifer. Unfortunately for me they would be wonderfully distracting. I write most productively at my kitchen breakfast bar.

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  18. I'm with you all the way! All those places. Next to the fireplace in Griffindor's common room, or anywhere at Hogwarts :)

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  19. Fantastic image! I'd definitely be able to write there. The idea of Salem sounds pretty good to me. Maybe a rundown barn, across from a meadow that turns shadow at dusk. ;)

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