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6 Book Settings We’d Love To Visit | Writer’s Relief

It’s the time of year when many people are headed off on vacations. Some will head for the beach, others to the mountains, and still others will explore new cities. But as diehard bookworms and bibliophiles, everyone here at Writer’s Relief has a literary location they’d love to visit—even if it only exists on the pages of a favorite book! Here are six book settings that we all wish were real places where we could spend our vacations:

 

Hogwarts – Harry Potter series (J.K. Rowling)

What muggle wouldn’t want to visit this school? Once you’re sorted into your house, you can grab your broomstick and join a rollicking game of quidditch. Then it’s off into town for a few butter beers!

 

West Egg – The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

Whether you’re new money, old money, or even not-so-much money, a roaring twenties party is the epitome of extravagance—especially if it’s hosted by Gatsby! Champagne, anyone?

 

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Artwork The Night Circus by Viveie

 

Le Cirque des Rêves – The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern)

Unlike your usual circus, this one appears and disappears without notice. There are plenty of sights to see, like gardens made entirely of glass, acrobats without nets, and even vertical cloud mazes!

 

Middle Earth – The Hobbit (J. R. R. Tolkien)

Wander the bucolic paths, then step through the round door into any hobbit hole. You may be just in time for breakfast, second breakfast, elevenses, lunch, or afternoon tea!

 

Land of Oz – The Wizard of Oz (L. Frank Baum)

Where should you start? You could spend the day with the diminutive denizens of Munchkin Land, or be pampered in the spas of Emerald City. Just keep an eye out for falling houses!

 

Earthsea – The Farthest Shore (Ursula K. Le Guin)

If you love the water and adventure, you’ll love visiting Earthsea, a world of islands surrounded by uncharted oceans. With the different cultures, magic, and dragons found on these archipelagos, there’s sure to be something for everyone to discover.

 

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9 Strategies That Automatically Boost The Appeal Of Your Query Letter | Writer’s Relief

When literary agents are reading through query letters, certain elements will jump off the page and say “Hey! I’m something special! Pay closer attention, pal!” The query letter experts here at Writer’s Relief know how to take advantage of attention-grabbing tactics by implementing these essential query letter writing strategies. Key Query Letter Elements That Literary… Continue Reading

Your Book’s First Pages Are More Important Than Ever: Use These Strategies | Writer’s Relief

  The first five pages of your novel or memoir may be the key to making a sale, nabbing an offer of representation from a literary agent, or getting a book deal from a traditional publisher. Writer’s Relief Explains Why Your Book’s Opening Pages Are More Influential Than Ever Literary agents and book editors are… Continue Reading

What You Need To Know For Writing (And Pitching) A Novel-In-Stories | Writer’s Relief

The novel-in-stories is a mysterious and little understood book genre that can be very powerful in the right hands. If you’ve written a collection of short stories and are thinking you might like to pitch it to publishers or literary agents as a “novel-in-stories,” the first thing to do is to pinpoint your book’s true… Continue Reading

Featured Client: Evalyn Lee

    Our featured client, Evalyn Lee, knows her way around a keyboard—and a good story! Evalyn is a former CBS News producer who wrote for Dan Rather, Mike Wallace, and Lesley Stahl while covering a wide range of stories, including both Gulf Wars and numerous investigative pieces. And her creative writing has appeared or… Continue Reading





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