Thursday, May 8, 2014

A little history on writing my novel Eye On Orion

I've always loved the stars and night sky. When I first started writing this book and worked on Holly's personality, I used parts of my history. My grandpa used to show me the stars at night. I remember him having a blow up ball with the constellations on them he'd point out to me.
I also remember being woke up one night in the middle of the night and my dad carrying me out to the front porch to look at the moon. It was a dog moon and the circle surrounding the full moon was so beautiful it has stayed with me since then.
Growing up in such a small town as I did, my night sky was so clear and beautiful, I never had to head up to the mountains to see meteor showers. I always search the stars when I go home to visit my parents.
I also love looking at the NASA website and searching other places for information about celestial events. So I thought I'd put some of the links I use now, and some I used when writing this book.

after writing this post, my dad sent me this link. It's stunning. And a very important scene happens on the Salt Flats in my book. Check out this awesome panorama of the Bonneville Salt Flats

The Nasa website has some awesome stuff.

Also, an Astronomy calendar of Celestial Events for 2014 is one of my new favorite places to look.

I also used this book as a reference when writing the story. loved this. 

1 comment:

  1. Nice write-up! Being able to write creatively is something not all of us are capable of. Count yourself blessed because you have a talent. Getting into the mood in writing does not have a set of rules to follow. ‘To each his own’ is what people say; however, a list of suggestions wouldn’t to write a story