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  1. admin2
    September 23, 2019 @ 19:43

    Posting this for Victoria Marie Lees, http://victoriamarielees.blogspot.com/

    “Wow! Is there a lot of information there. Bravo to all who are included in the Area 51 anthology. You guys sure have your act together on this. I saw Alex’s books and videos and the Grumpy Gods info. Grumpy Gods is such a great title. All the luck with these endeavors, Juneta. And thanks for always visiting my Adventures in Writing blog and leaving comments. It truly means a lot.”

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  2. J.H. Moncrieff
    September 16, 2019 @ 19:40

    I don’t think it’s weird at all. Setting is so important, and it always inspires me too. When asked for advice for other writers, I always say travel as much as you can, even if you can’t afford to go far from home.

    You chose some great places.

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  3. Yvonne V
    September 9, 2019 @ 10:51

    I hope you get to return to Hawaii. 🙂

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  4. Gwen Gardner
    September 7, 2019 @ 17:04

    I saw another post that said they’d want to write in a hobbit hole. LOL. I’d like that too. Or anywhere near water. It’s so soothing.

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  5. Julie Flanders
    September 6, 2019 @ 08:36

    Grumpy Old Gods is such a funny name. It cracked me up as soon as I opened your post. 😀
    I can imagine you miss your old view! That would be perfect for inspiration. I do best writing at home too even though it’s fun to daydream

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  6. ChemistKen
    September 5, 2019 @ 22:16

    Those are some wonderful locations, many of which would work for me too. New Zealand especially.

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  7. Jemi Fraser
    September 5, 2019 @ 19:10

    A lake view is my favourite as well. I’d love to get to New Zealand one of these days – visit all of the LotR areas and see the beauty of the land!

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  8. Pat Hatt
    September 5, 2019 @ 17:29

    haha yeah, you may need quite a bit of dough for those first ones. Inside writing away is a win any day though.

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  9. Olga Godim
    September 5, 2019 @ 15:15

    I never answered this month’s question either. I don’t know if there is a perfect location to write for me. Maybe if I had a time machine, I would enter it and set the dial to five or ten years back. I wrote a lot in those days, and my imagination worked much better than it does now. Or maybe that would be cheating.

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  10. Meka James
    September 5, 2019 @ 15:01

    Your dream locations sound nice. I’m not much of a beach person, but I do love the view. Hawaii is on my list of places to see, so hopefully one day.

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  11. JenniferShelby
    September 5, 2019 @ 14:44

    Sounds like a busy summer. I prefer to have nature outside my writing window as well, although once my uni residence window offered a snow capped mountain/volcano in the far distance and I just spent all my time staring at it in awe and not working. So! Trees and lakes for me too. cheers.

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  12. Diane Burton
    September 5, 2019 @ 10:34

    They say busy people get the most done. Good luck with all your projects. You mention so many fantastic locations. I’m afraid I’d be so interested in the scenery and what’s going on that I wouldn’t write. But, hey, whatever works.

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  13. Toi Thomas
    September 5, 2019 @ 10:26

    Thanks, Juneta, for stopping by my blog.
    Nature helps me write too.
    I wish you all the best with your writing to-do list, but also want to say “way to go” with all you’ve done with the Grumpy series. I can’t believe it’s up to 5.

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  14. Nancy Gideon
    September 5, 2019 @ 05:33

    I, too, was an office-only writer but the need to get words in forced me out of my Hobbit Hole into the real world (eewww). Even in a coffee shop (shudder!) or at the airport! Have laptop will make words. Music helps me tune out the surroundings.

    You have a great bucket list of writing spots! Your office must be jealous.

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    • admin2
      September 5, 2019 @ 09:44

      I have trouble tuning out the world even when I can’t hear it. If I can see it, I will watch it which is distracting, lol. However, for a beautiful locale, I will give a go.

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  15. Damyanti
    September 4, 2019 @ 21:58

    You seem to be getting a lot done–and I’m with you on peaceful settings to get writing done. need some time away 🙂

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    • admin2
      September 5, 2019 @ 09:42

      It feels like I am barely skimming through what had to be done, but at least some stuff is getting done. Thanks for stopping by to visit.

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  16. L. Diane Wolfe
    September 4, 2019 @ 18:06

    My best friend manages a resort on the big island, so I hope to visit her in the next couple years and experience it for myself.

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    • admin2
      September 4, 2019 @ 19:51

      It was awesome there. I hope I get to go again one day.

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  17. Loni Townsend
    September 4, 2019 @ 17:01

    A vast and pretty view certainly would help stir the creative juices!

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    • admin2
      September 4, 2019 @ 19:05

      Yes, indeed. Happy IWSG Day.

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  18. C. Lee McKenzie
    September 4, 2019 @ 15:47

    I think you answered the question quite well, Juneta. I’d love any of those places, but I doubt that I’d write a single word in any of them. I’d be too tempted to explore and enjoy.

    Hang in there with those insecurities and keep doing what you’re doing: writing and giving other authors an opportunity to be published.

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    • admin2
      September 4, 2019 @ 19:04

      LOL, I totally get that. I would try to do a bit of both and write in my head while exploring. Thank you.

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  19. Pat Garcia
    September 4, 2019 @ 15:05

    Hi,
    I love the fact that you would like to spend an indefinite time in New Zealand. I’ve heard so many positive comments about that country. One of my acquaintances would like to move there permanently.
    Thanks also for having a very informative blog about what’s going on in the IWSG.
    All the best.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

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    • admin2
      September 4, 2019 @ 18:57

      Yeah, New Zealand is beautiful. The Hobbit movies and LOTR really sold me on it. Truly, I would like to visit all kinds of places if I were able and still mobile enough for it. Shalom aleichem.

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  20. Elizabeth Seckman
    September 4, 2019 @ 14:36

    Great post. It’s a reminder of all the information I forgot to share. Egads!

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    • admin2
      September 4, 2019 @ 18:36

      LOL, I was already sharing most of it on a regular basis, so I just have kept doing it with a +, lol.

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  21. Anna
    September 4, 2019 @ 14:18

    Water, the sound of waves mostly, is pretty good way to get back into a story. For me at least. 😉

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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    • admin2
      September 4, 2019 @ 17:44

      Yeah, that has always done it for me. I love being on the water too.

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  22. Madeline Mora-Summonte
    September 4, 2019 @ 14:16

    I so enjoyed reading about your memory of Hawaii. It sounds lovely.

    I like feeling private and tucked away when I write because then it’s safe to let my imagination roam. 🙂

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    • admin2
      September 4, 2019 @ 17:40

      It was a great and wonderful experience.

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  23. Jacqui Murray
    September 4, 2019 @ 13:35

    A houseboat! That’s one of those places oft-discussed and never-followed-through on in my family. I love the idea.

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    • admin2
      September 4, 2019 @ 13:59

      LOL, yeah I have dream about living on one ever since I saw Tammy Tell Me True movie where they live on a houseboat The Ellen B, and the movie Houseboat with Cary Grant, both old movies. The movie was made before I was born, but I was little when I saw them and fell in love with the idea of living on a houseboat. It look like so much fun., of course, to a 3 to 5-year-old it would. Still looks fun to me actually, don’t know about as long term home bast though, lol.

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  24. Michelle Wallace
    September 4, 2019 @ 13:29

    Some great locations! I say yes to Greece – specifically Santorini!

    You’re open to other suggestions? Come join me at a great location which is on my doorstep… literally.
    Happy IWSG!

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    • admin2
      September 4, 2019 @ 13:42

      You are very lucky. I did have that for a year when we lived on a lake. Thank you.

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  25. Lee Lowery
    September 4, 2019 @ 13:22

    I’d definitely take a cottage in Scotland. Love the weather, the people, and the history. Congrats on the upcoming Grumpy Gods. You are rocking those anthologies!

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    • admin2
      September 4, 2019 @ 13:29

      Oh yeah, I do so love the way they talk too. Thank you.

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  26. Chrys Fey
    September 4, 2019 @ 13:11

    Volume 5? Holy moly!

    A 6 figure income or more…yes! And I’d choose Ireland for an infinite stay with freedom to be able to visit all of those other places for a vacation.

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    • admin2
      September 4, 2019 @ 13:15

      Yeah, those are dream locations for me too. LOL, dreaming of that income too. Happy IWSG.

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  27. Lynn La Vita
    September 4, 2019 @ 12:50

    So many of us seem to fall short of our ideal and spend time and energy kicking ourselves. You are a prolific writer and contribute to other writers. You’re enough. Exactly, as you are. The massive collection of stars in the sky are waiting for you. In time, you will see them again. Patience my dear.

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    • admin2
      September 4, 2019 @ 12:56

      Thank you. I hope so.

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  28. Alex J. Cavanaugh
    September 4, 2019 @ 09:39

    Then you would love the location I selected for writing!
    It would be amazing so see so many stars like that…

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    • admin2
      September 4, 2019 @ 12:59

      It was amazing. I have spent time in the country and the sky certainly has more stars away from city lights— but that, that was like a deep dark dome filled to the brim with stars, and so breathtakingly vast, wow, I can still recall the feeling and feel it–yeah I want to feel it again.

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  29. Natalie Aguirre
    September 4, 2019 @ 08:31

    I’d love to live in a private villa or a real hobbit hole and write from there. And I agree with Karen that you’re getting a lot done. There’s always too much to do.

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    • admin2
      September 4, 2019 @ 12:59

      I know and I know. Thank you.

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  30. Karen Lynn
    September 4, 2019 @ 06:57

    From where I’m sitting, it looks like you’re getting a phenomenal amount done! I can’t believe Grumpy Gods is already up to #5! Congratulations!

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    • admin2
      September 4, 2019 @ 13:01

      Thank you. Yup, we are on 5. We will be putting out the call for 6 and 7 in November.

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