BUT, I will quit sniffling about the stuff and focus instead on the conference itself, which was as friendly, interesting, and well-run as ever. And, as promised, I'm going to spend this week blogging about some of the tidbits I picked up during the sessions and while gadding about. One is never too old to learn! :-)
Tidbit for today, from author William Kent Krueger during the Location! Location! Location! panel:
People talk about location/setting as being a "character." If you have a novel in which setting takes a very lead role, then analyze its "character" elements:
- What is the face of your location?
- The voice?
- The culture?
- How about your location's "background" (i.e., history)?
- Strengths and weaknesses?