#IWSG: September 2019

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The Insecure Writers Support Group is a marvellous group set up by Alex Cavanagh. On the first Wednesday of every month, members post thoughts, fears or words of encouragement for fellow writers.

The link above takes you to details about the group and how to join. You’ll also find a list of bloggers signed up to the challenge – do check them out.

The awesome co-hosts for this month are: Gwen Gardner, Doreen McGettigan, Tyrean Martinson, Chemist Ken, and Cathrina Constantiner!


This month’s question: If you could pick one place in the world to sit and write your next story, where would it be and why?

When I read this question, an unexpected picture leapt right into my head. Not somewhere I’d previously considered as a writing location either. But I’m going with that instinctive response and saying that my one place would be a bungalow on a hill station in India – one with a large verandar and a view. I’d pick a northern hill station by preference, as the temperatures would be more clement than those in the south.

Why? For starters, it would be peaceful and beautiful, away from the distractions of every day life, but with hustle & bustle not too far away. The verandar would provide a perfect spot to sit in the early morning with a pot of tea, and in the evening with an iced G&T. Shaded from the sun with wonderful views over the hills, how could I not be inspired to write my story in India – the country of my birth?

One final bonus – I’ve travelled all over India but never visited the hill stations. I’m not keen on air travel, but this is one place I’d make an exception for – and after landing, I’d travel by train. There is nothing that takes me back to the India of my childhood quicker than a train journey.

Where would you pick for your perfect writing spot?


© Debra Carey, 2019

 

16 comments

  1. Ah, I love trains. Your description of the place is so lyrical — I could see myself there with you, even though I have never been to India.

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  2. Sounds lovely and reminiscent of “Kim”, such a wonderful classic. Makes me want to visit India. I’m Gwen, your neighborhood co-host stopping by from the IWSG!

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  3. Chemistken, I’ve done enough flying not to miss it! Trains – unless commuter ones – are a more enjoyable way to travel for sure. Thanks for the welcome 🙂

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  4. Ally, you’d be most welcome & I’m sure finding a V for your T would be no problem whatsoever for my father taught me to always have a well-stocked bar for visitors 😀

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  5. Hi Teresa, you are indeed fortunate living somewhere with beauty that always inspires. I sat outdoors in the sun yesterday to capture an idea which had popped into my head while driving.I have to admit it was rather enjoyable, I shall try it again 🙂

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  6. Raven, thank you, that’s so kind. India is very dear to my heart, but it can be a difficult country to be in & to visit due to their well publicised problems. Still, it’s the home I hope to return to one more time 🙂

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  7. Hi Gwen, yes the hill stations are very much a part of old India, the time in which Kipling based Kim. I was born there & left when I was 19 – many decades ago now, but still in my heart. I hope you get a chance to visit 🙂

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