One of the fabulous things about being in the location you are writing and researching about, you can always go back again.
The first time I went to the Grand Mosque of Paris I was quite frankly overawed by its beauty.
I was so busy looking and writing and taking photos that I kind of forgot to stop and smell the incense.
So yesterday I went back there to just sit and enjoy the ambience. To invite all my senses to participate in the experience.
I savoured the fragrance of the flowering wisteria. I saw the kind man feeding the pigeons.
I looked for the finer detail. I visited the library, and stopped to enjoy the moment of being surrounded by amazing books and history.
I sipped mint tea and ate delicious pastries.
I discovered that it’s this kind of detail that turns your story location into a unique setting.
For me, being in the world of my story has added a whole new layer.
Have you ever had this experience? I’d love to hear about it.
Happy writing 🙂
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