Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Frontier Days Provides Local Flavor by Morgan Mandel
The Festival is one reason I enjoy being in my community.
Think about this when you're writing a manuscript. To enrich your setting, it doesn't hurt to add some kind of area events or something unique about the location which ties a character to his or her home and makes it all the more precious to remain there despite whatever obstacles may present themselves. In my case it's rising taxes, but I'm sure you can think of all kinds of ways your character's life in a community can be threatened.
Anywhere, today I'm offering a few pics from past Frontier Days. I hope to see some of you over at the Festival.
In the comment section, you're welcome to offer info on any of your area events which you particularly enjoy. Or maybe you'd like to illustrate how you've tied in local flavor in one of your books.