Monday, January 3, 2011


Hello from Lisa Mondello. Margaret Daley normally posts on Monday, but I snatched her day and she's going to post for me this Friday. So if you came looking for Margarets post, you'll have to wait a few days.

I hope all of you have survived the holidays and enjoy loads of fun time with your families over Christmas and New Year's. Now it's back to business!

To get myself charged to write, I'm taking a screenwriting course by author/screenplay writer/instructor Alexandra Sokoloff. You can find out more information on this course at I'll admit it's not the first time I've taken this course because it's THAT good.

Anyway, all this supercharged plotting and writing has me thinking about plotting a new series. I'm not all that sure where it should be set. What's your favorite setting for a suspense series? Is it the big city? The small town in the middle of Montana? A southern town with old traditions and big secrets? A border town with mysterious strangers? Let me know.

Until next time, many blessings, Lisa Mondello


Ramona Richards said...

I like the border town idea, especially if it's the NORTHERN border. Just not something you see much (not counting Twin Peaks). LOVE screenwriting courses; they really will refine your plotting skills.

Dana Mentink said...

I like unusual settings..frozen tundra, swamps, submarines, etc.

Lisa Mondello said...

Dana my husband would love me to write a story in those areas. He'd actually want to drag...I mean RESEARCH those areas with me. The submarine might be fun though!

Ramona, northern border sounds cool. I'll have to think up something there.

Leann said...

Oh, I love a desert, a lonely spot.

Terri Reed said...

Lisa, I'll have to check this out. I haven't taken an online course before.