by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban
Where do you get your ideas? is a question every writer has been asked at one time or another.
For me, in many occasions, the idea for a story comes from a real place or person.
To illustrate this, I’m going to post every week, a picture of one of these places or people and explain why / how they made it into my books.
I’ll start with my first book: TWO MOON PRINCESS (http://goo.gl/VX0r1) and the place where this story began for me:
Arch at Playa de las Catedrales (Cathedral Beach) in Spain
Once upon a time, when I was a child, I saw a broken arch on a beach in northern Spain. In my mind, the arch was magical. It was a portal to another world, I called Xaren Ra. Later, I moved to California and Andrea, a sixteen year old princess from Xaren-Ra came with me.
In TWO MOON PRINCESS Andrea travels from her wold to California through an arch the full moon rising turns into a portal between Xaren-Ra and Earth.
After I wrote my story, I found out that, a couple of miles north of the town in California where I first lived when I moved to the States, there is an arch similar to the one in Spain.