Monthly Archives: April 2013

I’m a word nerd. I know, it’s not a big confession. I started 1st grade in post-Salazar Lisbon. I remember walking with my mother in the city, and trying to read the campaign ads glued to the fronts of the buildings. I read everything that came in front of me. We didn’t have cold cereal […]

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I’ve been so excited about this! In preparation for the LDS Storymakers conference, which I will be attending in May, I decide to reveal the title of my novel a bit ahead of schedule. I’m still working on the cover, so that won’t come for a while.   Drum roll, please:       Yes! […]

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The setting for my novel is in northern Portugal, mainly in the city of Braga. My goal for sharing photos of these places is to bring you closer to them when you read those scenes, to make it more alive and real. Today’s blog post won’t be very long or wordy. I’m here to introduce […]

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  • J. A. BennettApril 11, 2013 - 8:20 AM

    Beautiful! Setting matters, but the characters matter more. Still it’s always good to have a strong vision of setting so that you can add in hints when you need to 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Gwen BristolApril 11, 2013 - 7:21 PM

    This is gorgeous. I wish I could take a walk through it myself.ReplyCancel

  • LucindaApril 22, 2013 - 10:08 AM

    Thanks, Jennie and Gwen! Jennie, I agree that characters are more important, but if they’re not well grounded, they lose an edge in what sets them apart from other characters.
    Gwen, it’s a very relaxing walk. Can’t wait to go back!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki BudgeApril 22, 2013 - 7:06 PM

    This is awesome, especially for me since I’ve read the ms. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • LucindaApril 22, 2013 - 7:37 PM

    Thanks, Vicki! I will have more posts about other places in the story, so keep an eye on it.ReplyCancel

Have you ever thought how a story comes about? When I read a book that I really love, I always wonder which parts, small or big, were taken from real life, either the author’s or others’. It’s inevitable, one way or another- art imitating life or life imitating art (is it the egg or is […]

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  • BreaApril 1, 2013 - 4:38 PM

    I can’t wait to learn more about Braga in TSLoD and here on this blog. Great idea introducing readers to these places before they read the book. This will give us–especially those of us ignorant Americans–a wonderful frame of reference!ReplyCancel

  • LucindaApril 22, 2013 - 10:09 AM

    Thanks, Brea! I’m hoping it will be something fun for the readers.ReplyCancel

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