Writer's Guide to Places
Writer's Digest Books, December, 2002.
Trade Paperback, 402 pages.
You're writing a mystery and your main character needs to navigate the streets of Seattle and have a shoot-out at the Pike Place Market. The problem? You live in Dubuque and you've never been to Seattle. Enter the Writer's Guide to Places, which provides detailed information about states, cities and provinces in the United States and Canada to help writers quickly find the statistics or regional information they need. Each geographic listing in the book includes information written specifically for writers. For example, the Sacramento listing includes information about Sacramento facts and peculiarities your character might know, local grub your character might love, pathetically sad things your character is ashamed of in Sacramento and where your character might go if they are rich, a nature lover or a middle-class family man. The book also includes suggestions for interesting settings or scenes and a list of additional resources including books and websites. By offering both basic details about a location and more obscure information that only a local resident would know, the Writer's Guide to Places is a very handy and time-saving book for writers to have at their disposal.
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This review was published in the September-October, 2003 of The Internet Writing Journal.
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