do you find that your writing is influenced at all by where you live, or do you look further afield for settings and influences?
Hi Matthew! I think my writing is influenced a lot by where I live, especially the dialogue. (Although I had a judge in a writing contest tell me once that "people don't talk that way"...lol....yes, we do!) A lot of my book "A Voice in the Dark" was influenced by different locations nearby including a funeral home and train tracks....and even an old car. I have to admit that my current project was mainly influenced by a trip to the beach. :)