Wednesday 17 August 2011

Road Trip Wednesday: Real Life Settings

The nice people over at YA Highway a ‘Blog Carnival’ every Wednesday, where the contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on their own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

This week the prompt is: What is the most inspiring setting you've ever visited in real life? My answer is fairly predictable and boring for an Irish writer, it's the west of Ireland. The landscape is so beautiful in a harsh and rugged way, and the wide open spaces give your mind room to think properly, away from the constraints of concrete buildings, neon lights and worries about bills, the day job and city life. I'm definitely a Dublin girl at heart, but I love the west. I dream about going on a writers retreat there one day.

What about you? Any inspirational places?
 

15 comments:

  1. I'd love to see Ireland :) How could you have time for anything else but writing???

    <3 Kelsey Leigh

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  2. ohmygosh - that is GORGEOUS!!! Can I go with you?

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  3. Ireland is so beautiful, I would love to see it someday! I visited the house my great, great, grandpa built when he first came to America from Czechoslovakia in the 1880s. It was just this little brick thing in the middle of a Nebraska pasture, but it was the most inspiring thing I'd ever seen. To pick up your life and move across the ocean to a completely foreign land--now that leaves me in awe.

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  4. I would love to see Ireland some day. I have friends who are there right now! They are loving it! I would say the UP and the upper part of the lower peninsula of Michigan are simply beautiful. The mountains outside of Seattle are gorgeous too!


    Heather

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  5. I would love to see Ireland. I have a friend that's heading over there to study abroad and I am incredibly jealous. Major continent envy. :D

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  6. Oooo. Beautiful pic. A perfect place for a writer's retreat.

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  7. That sounds very inspiring and just how I'd picture Ireland. I think I need to add Ireland to my list of places to visit now that my passport is up to date again.

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  8. Ireland is SO beautiful. I love Ireland and Oxford. Something about well preserved places makes me want to create something. Lovely post!

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  9. Gorgeous photo! You're so lucky to live in such a beautiful setting. My husband and I plan to make the trek to Ireland one of these days, along with lots of other places. :)

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  10. Ireland may seem predictable to you, but I've never been and would love to read a great story set there.

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  11. That is not boring in the least - Ireland is amaaaazing! And so inspiring for all artists.

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  12. One of Hubby's friends just relocated to Ireland for school. I say this gives me an excellent reason to go and experience your inspiring place first hand. Yes??

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  13. That may be boring for an Irish writer, but for an American writer it makes me dream and envy! There's a reason there are so many Irish poets, amiright?

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  14. Not boring for me! I would love to visit Ireland. It's a great picture.

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  15. Love the picture with this post. I have been reading your blog and getting a lot of inspriation from your posts. I love the west of Ireland. There are so many beautifl places throughout Ireland, it would be hard not to find a place to write there. Dublin is still my favorite.

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