Tuesday, August 23, 2011
It Started With a Kiss episode 18: Out and about!
All this year, I'm keeping a video diary of everything that goes into writing my third novel, It Started With a Kiss, due to be published on 10th November. This week, I take you to one of my favourite places - and the birthplace of many of my story ideas - Bridgnorth in Shropshire.
Last week I asked for your suggestions for what you wanted to see in this week's vlog. The very lovely Suzy Turner suggested that I head off out with my camera again - so here's what happened when I did just that!
Bridgnorth can boast quite a few important inspirations for my stories. Firstly, there are two florists' shops in the town that between them were the original inspiration for Rosie's Kowalski's flower store in Fairytale of New York. Also, when I worked at a coffee shop in the town, the customers I saw inspired those of my short story blog, September's, where each story reveals the life of one of the customers or staff of the fictional September's cafe.
I'll show you the places that inspired me, give you an exclusive sneak-peek at my character planning for Book 4 - and watch out for a glimpse of Ron Howard himself from Welcome To My World!
So come on, what are you waiting for? Let's go!
p.s. This week's YouTube-nominated freeze-frame is entitled, 'Last Train from Bridgnorth'