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The Writer's Guide to Places Paperback – 26 Dec 2002
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For writers who want to craft richly detailed settings for their characters, they can either spend lots of time and money researching dozens of travel guides, or they can get all the facts they need right here. The Writer's Guide to Places provides information on more than 100 cities in the U.S. and Canada, including facts writers need to develop convincing characters and compelling narratives. Writers will find information on; basic ethnic, religious and economic facts; regional history and facts a character might know; a character's favourite food and drink; things a character may be proud or ashamed of concerning his or her birthplace; interesting places to set a scene; myths about the state; and resources for further research. Designed specifically to be fast and accurate, this guide opens with a chapter on how to research real places for settings in fiction including shortcut ideas and guidelines for researching information quickly. Dozens of US cities are profiled and organised by state for easy referencing-from major cities and their satellite cities, to smaller towns of interest, including Atlantic City, Raleigh, Aspen and Tampa.
About the Author
Don Prues is co-author of Formatting and Submitting Your Manuscript, and his work has appeared in The New York Post, Parent Magazine, and Sagetreib. Jack Heffron is the former Editrial Director for Writer's Digest Books.
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