There are certain places in the world that are so full of stories, they become ‘catnip for a novelist,‘ as Layton Green talks about in this interview. We delve into the lure of far-off cities, why the occult draws us both, and how to turn a trip to a new place into a book.
In the introduction, I talk about my own experience of traveling for book research and how I find story ideas in new places including Amsterdam, New Orleans, and Bath, plus how synchronicity often happens when I delve deeper into history, culture, and religion.
Layton Green is the award-nominated, international bestselling author of the Dominic Grey thrillers, as well as the Blackwood Saga fantasy series and loads of other books.
- Researching The Summoner in Zimbabwe
- Why occult and religion continue to inspire stories
- Planning travel around book ideas
- Tracking ideas while traveling
- Writing about a place as an outsider
- Some of our favorite graveyards, cemeteries, and museums
- Why New Orleans inspires so many stories
- Recommended books with a sense of place
You can find Layton at LaytonGreen.com