One of the best things about being a mystery author is brainstorming new stories and settings. I love that I can “virtually” hang around London most days as I write, and have my characters hop a fictional plane at any moment to go to France, Italy, Spain–or wherever. My friend Eleanor was “literally” hanging out in England last week and sharing pictures of her trip on her FB page, and giving me some fun new things to think about as I work up future Bodies of Art books.
That’s the beauty of writing about characters who use their passports on an almost daily basis, all the time I spend reading my friends’ FB pages that show their travel shots counts as research, too. But that’s not all.
If you like your mysteries with an international flair, consider joining me and four other fun mystery authors (including the afore mentioned Eleanor) at a new Facebook group we’re starting called Passport Ready Writers. The page doesn’t officially open until June 1st, but here’s the link if you want to check it out, and click the JOIN button to be ready on day 1: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PassportReadyWritersReaders/
What’s the connection? All of us write fiction that globe trots, and we want to connect with readers who want to know behind the scenes info and why we write what we do. The five of us don’t just put our characters in danger, we make sure they’re in great settings while they run for their lives or catch a murderer. So, do you like mysteries with English tea and scones, overlooking the pyramids, or in a gondola on an Italian canal? Or fast-paced plots with more twists than a Grand Prix at Monte Carlo? How about likeable characters and lively conversation? If so, grab your virtual passport and join us as we cross borders and solve murders. After all, crime doesn’t require a visa.
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That’s pretty funny: you may put your characters in danger but they are always somewhere exciting! And I’ll bet they look good, too. :>)
Of course. I’m not going to have frumpy characters, Gale 🙂 LOL
Just joined the group. How fun!
Glad you’re there. I’ll keep your identity secret so you can use a fake passport 🙂
What a great introduction, mille grazie
Thank you, Maria…And you’re welcome 🙂
ok, tweeted and posted on Google, great post!
On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 9:48 PM, Ritter Ames — Author of the Bodies of Art Mysteries Series & Organized Mysteries Series wrote:
> ritterames posted: “One of the best things about being a mystery author is > brainstorming new stories and settings. I love that I can “virtually” hang > around London most days as I write, and have my characters hop a fictional > plane at any moment to go to France, Italy, Spain-” >
You’re ahead of me there 🙂