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The Inspiration for Writing my New Novel The Man from Skye

by Ann M Streetman on 03/10/19

A train ride in Scotland several years ago inspired me to write my new novel The Man from Skye. The main characters meet on the route I took from Glasgow to Mallaig through an isolated countryside ablaze with many shades of pink heather. This area is more beautiful than I could describe on the page, but I hope you will come away from reading this book understanding that Scotland is an enchanting place for love to flourish

Creating A Setting

by Ann M Streetman on 03/15/18

A setting is important for you, the reader, and important for the characters. Let me explain. It’s my job to make you experience the environment where a piece of action takes place. More often than not, I let one of the characters tell you via his or her internal thoughts or through dialog with another character. If a character describes it, you are also getting insight into that character by the way he or she sees it. The description needs to be rich in detail and convey emotion that will arouse your interest and contribute to the story line. A good setting includes how the characters feel about their surroundings and how that environment contributes to their interactions at the time. Like life, writing is complicated, but oh so much fun. Ready to take a closer look at Her Man in Sorrento? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079K5793C

Thanks. AS

The Opening Scene of Her Man in Sorrento

by Ann M Streetman on 03/08/18

Every scene in my novels is real in my imagination, but the opening scene of Her Man in Sorrento on the cathedral steps in the city of Amalfi, Italy,  is particularly vivid in my imagination. Perhaps it is because I have stood across the street from that cathedral and witnessed important real life events unfold there. I’m not going to spoil the novel’s opening for you in this blog, but I hope you’ll be able to see that scene clearly for yourself when you read it. You can let me know what you think about it by contacting me via Twitter, Google Plus, or Goodreads. You can use my website to contact me http://www.upliftingfiction.info/ .When you get a minute, please check out Her Man in Sorrento on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079K5793C       

Thanks for stopping by. AS

Why I Wrote My New Novel Her Man in Sorrento

by Ann M Streetman on 03/01/18

I have a passion for writing about favorite places I’ve visited, Italian characters, and people who serve in the military and the people who love them. Her Man in Sorrento allowed me to exercise all three of these interests in one romance. Come along to see how Nathan and Sarah fall in love. You can get Her Man in Sorrento on Amazon now https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079K5793C