What goes into world-building? In @LiviaQuinn’s case, it’s personal… #paranormal #amwriting

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What goes into creating an author’s world? In the case of Storm Lake, it’s personal…

When I was two, my parents took me to a 4th of July fireworks celebration in DC where I grew up. We left early. My father thought that was where my fear of storms began.

Fast forward to my first month in the South, when Mississippi suffered a record breaking tornado outbreak. Tornados were “walking the interstate” about a half mile from my apartment. I looked out my window in the dark, listening to the wind, asking myself, “Is that a train?” and wondering what kind of train noise I was supposed to recognize, the whistle or the clackety-clack of the wheels on the rails. It was horrifying.

Forward again to a town on the Mississippi River when I was performing in a bar on the top floor of a hotel overlooking the river…

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About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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2 Responses to What goes into world-building? In @LiviaQuinn’s case, it’s personal… #paranormal #amwriting

  1. Livia Quinn says:

    Hi, Charles. Thanks for highlighting my Storm Lake world. I learn more about it with every book.

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