Any fiction writers working on nature-inspired stories?

Esopus(6)January 22, 2005

I just came across this forum and thought it might be worth asking. I'm working on my first novel and could use some feedback.

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Not quite sure what you are looking for: do you want to know if anyone on the list uses nature for fiction, or if fiction writers in general use nature.
I am new to this list, so cannot answer the first, but there are definately writers that base their novels on nature. Brother Cadfael was a mystery that frequently used his knowledge of nature to solve the mystery. Susan Whittig ALbert also does mystery based on knowledge of nature (herbs).

    Bookmark   January 23, 2005 at 8:52AM
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John_D(USDA 8b WA)

What aspects of nature are you considering? Nature wild and raw? Nature as she manifests herself in daily events? Nature as a deity? Natural farming? Living in harmony with nature?

    Bookmark   January 23, 2005 at 9:20AM
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clfo(z7 with luck)

Most of my writing is non-fiction  garden advice, commentary and garden how-to. But I am also working on a novel that has a garden theme running through it. What I love about the novel (vs. my other garden writing) is that I am constantly being surprised the novel is more a collaboration between the characters and me. During the growing season I have little time for the novel, but now, in winter, I can work for hours at a time without watching the clock a true luxury.

    Bookmark   January 23, 2005 at 1:54PM
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John_D(USDA 8b WA)

With a name like "Esopus" -- are you planning on writing in the style of John Burroughs?

    Bookmark   January 26, 2005 at 1:45AM
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