Friday, August 29, 2008

FISH FRY SPOT By Morgan Mandel

Tonight we're heading out for a fish fry at Tula's, a small local restaurant. It's one of the places that's so popular if you don't get there early you have a long wait.

Something to think about when I'm writing. Make sure to include some special spot, not necessarily a real place, but an amalgam of actual places, like pieces in a puzzle that fit together. Sort of like the bar at Friends, where everyone knows your face. Including such a special spot can ground the reader in the story.

Gotta get ready for the fish fry!
Morgan Mandel

1 comment:

  1. I'm reading Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden books right now. He has a bar and restaurant that acts like a gathering place and DMZ for the magical community. Several scenes take place there throughout the series.

    I'm sure you can find lots of similar examples in other books.


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