Thursday, 7 December 2006

Scene and setting

I’ve blogged about Jake and Serena and how they met. Over the next few days I'm going to post about the places in my Blind-Date Marriage. I always love seeing authors’ inspiration for settings and finding out if they match the pictures in my imagination.

Here’s a pic of Jake’s flat. I love these tall, red-brick Victorian apartments. Of course, I'd need to sell a kidney and probably a couple of limbs to afford one in London...

And this is the sort of house I envisiged Serena and her father living in - although in my imagination, the stairs were on the other side and there was an ivy-covered path leading round to the back door.

Dreaming up locations for books is great, because there are no mortgages and the only limit is my imagination. I happily trawl through property web sites looking for inspiration - even if I have to remind myself I house-hunting for my characters, not for myself.


Jessica Raymond said...

Mmm, nice houses... I like property-searching too. I've just been looking for a Cornish beachside apartment for my next heroine. Oh, the hardship!

Jess x

Sharon J said...

I love those apartment buildings, too. I wonder what all of those people that can afford to live in wonderful homes actually do for a living? After all, it's not as if there are a just a few of them.