I just started watching The Mist. The whole thing was made where I live, so it’s a bit of a trip seeing places I have spent time (a lot of it takes place in a mall – I used to live right by the mall). Kind of neat and a bit strange. Anyway, it got me thinking about setting. This setting is a pretty distinct one, and it’s actually where I set part of my novel A Long Walk (there is a scene where the MC escapes through a parking lot – it’s the same mall from The Mist).
Part of my desire to travel is for setting. I want to be able to use the feel of more places, the texture of them, in my work.