Setting as Character
I’ll be doing a workshop on Setting for the good folk at Litquake next Saturday (assuming my voice returns–I have to say, conferences like Left Coast are just super for sharing: favorite writers; plot ideas; viruses…) so I’ve been mulling over the settings I use in my books. I haven’t used New York (yet…) even though I’ve been there a bunch–
but I no sooner set foot in Fez than I knew this was a place for a story:
or in the southern reaches of London
or even the warm, crowded, watery city of Venice?
So I’m asking, what setting in my books resonates with you? Russell’s Japan, or Kate Martinelli’s visit to the central valley? Harris Stuyvesant’s Paris, the Fool’s Berkeley, or…? What place/character interaction most appealed to you?
(Oh, and if you’re interested in the Litquake workshop, there may be one or two places left, here.)