Sunday, May 29, 2011

My Newest Inspiration . . .

Looking north toward the lighthouse and pier.
Whenever I used to ask what to write about, people have always responded to write what you know. I think I ignored that advice thinking who would ever want to read anything about either a) horses b) music or theater or c) my boring town. Well, little did I realize that my boring little town was actually a pretty happening summer hangout. I live on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. I literally live 5 blocks from the lake and the beautiful beaches (Did you know that the beach sand of Lake Michigan is actually known because it "sings" when you walk on it?). As a kid, I never realized how lucky I really am to live here. The town is jumping with tourists during the summer, and quiet in the winter.

The other thing my town has is a really cool history. That is the inspiration for my next WIP. Apparently, this town was the sight of bank robbery by Baby Face Nelson, At the time, Baby Face Nelson was working with John Dillinger, who I recently found out is my grandmother's cousin! So, my story is being born. I am not going to give too much away. It is a ghost story and takes place in my hometown. I am not quite ready to work too much on it and I need to do some more research. I thought I would share some pictures of the setting which is my inspiration!
This site of the new ghost story. This house is one of the original lighthouses.

A closer view of the "lighthouse." It sits on a hill overlooking the beach.

White sands, and crystal blue water.

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