Saturday, 19 November 2011

REBECCA'S WRITING DIARY

How on earth did we authors manage before the Internet? Research is so easy nowadays. But recently I tried a new (for me) amazing tool: Google Street View.

The hero and heroine of my latest romance - The Devil Plays Cupid - took a walk through the streets of San Francisco. And so did I! Amazingly I could see what they saw, explore the sights, follow their journey, change the route at will. Fantastic!

In fact, when my brother rang in the middle of it all I answered, 'I'm in San Francisco!' Took him by completely by surprise until I explained.

In real life I have visited that wonderful city several times, so I'm not relying wholly on Google. But memory can play you false, and this is a great way to really LIVE the experience as you're writing.

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