Writing And Location
When I was a kid growing up on the South Side of Chicago, I thought that to become a writer, I’d have to blow that grimy, boring, little town and go to experience a real city: New York!
I never made it to New York, except as a tourist. But I made it to Toronto, and lived there for several years, although I soon ended up here in North Bay. So what to make of the fact my first novel, Bushed, is set in Northern Ontario, and the book I’m currently writing is about growing up on the South Side of Chicago?
For a writer, every place they really get to know is a gold mine of material.