Many of us are on different levels in our writing careers: beginner, intermediate, or advanced. Wherever we are, there's always room for improvement and ways to share what we know.
My tip: For authenticity, don't be afraid to use reference material, whether printed or online.
I, like many authors, hit roadblocks. I'm geography-challenged, and horrible at directions, yet while working on Forever Young-Blessing or Curse I needed to figure out what places my heroine traveled, beginning at Scottsdale, Arizona, in her efforts to flee her pursuers. I could have picked fictional towns, but decided to use real ones. Fortunately, I happened to own an Amtrak schedule from a visit to the area in April. That lent me valuable information to figure out which places she'd stopped at along the way.
When I decided on where she'd stop, I Googled the towns and read up about them, so I wouldn't include descriptions that didn't make sense. I found some surprising information, which can be included in the story to enrich it.
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romances, and thrillers. She's a
past president of Chicago-North
RWA, was the Library Liaison
for Midwest MWA, and is an
active blogger and networker.
Her personal blog is at:
and website is http://www/morganmandel.com.
See her senior blog at http://spunkyseniors.blogspot.com
Her romantic suspense, Killer Career, is 99 cents on Kindle and Smashwords. Her paranormal thriller, Forever Young - Blessing or Curse is targeted for release first this summer on Kindle and at Smashwords.