This post is for Alex Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writers Support Group (click the link for details on what that means and how to join. You will also find a list of bloggers signed up to the challenge that are worth checking out. The first Wednesday of every month, we all post our thoughts, fears or words of encouragement for fellow writers.
This month’s question — If you could live in any book world, which one would you choose?
I thought about this one for a long time. I read a lot of historical fiction as well as fantasy so all of those fascinating, inspiring worlds are possibilities. Where would I live if not where I am (let’s be honest–anywhere other than California is a good choice)?
Answer: The prehistoric world of my characters.
Bear with me. This isn’t to market my fiction.
In my decades of writing about prehistoric man, I’ve come to respect the paleo world where man didn’t dominate, where we considered all life equal to us and worthy of respect, where our relatively weak bodies required we be clever about survival–hide, move, befriend adversaries, and any number of other options that didn’t rhyme with lethal weapons.
And, it was a WYSIWYG world–What You See is What You Get. Lies, trickery, and subterfuge had yet to dominate social interactions. Imagine that–seeing truth rather than wondering what hid behind the curtain.
I’m looking forward to reading your answers!
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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Man vs. Nature saga, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the acclaimed Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Natural Selection, Summer 2022