I never know how I’ll find inspiration for my beachy rom com. Cue visits to the near-to-me North Carolina coast. Its gazillion bridges set off creative light bulbs.
Read on to see how bridges helped me highlight my fictional Gull Island setting AND play up differences between my two main characters, City Gal Kate and Island Guy Luke.
Photo by Cat Michaels: Bridge to Roanoke Island and the Outer Banks
Bridges and Main Guy, Islander Luke
Imagine a balmy, sub-tropical May morning
on my fictional Gull Island, North Carolina.
Now ride along with my rom com's Main Guy Luke
as he crosses the Intracoastal Waterway on his way to work.
Check out the photo below I snapped last summer. It's a real bridge
we often travel over North Carolina's Intracoastal Waterway.
You might say it's my bridge-spiration -:D.
Inspiration photo by Cat Michaels: Bridge over ICW to Ocean Isle Beach
Bridges and Main Gal, City Gal Kate
Island newcomer Kate is up next.
She just arrived from her Connecticut home town
for a summer contract gig on Gull Island.
She's crossing the same bridge Luke
and having her own bridge experience.
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Writerly inspiration comes from anywhere....even bridges! I hope you enjoyed this peek into my rom com, and it has you wanting more.
* What summertime vibes did you pick up in these excerpts?
* What did you discover about Luke? Kate?
* Are you on team Kate or team Luke when it comes to bridges? Love ‘em or hate ‘em? I’m ok with small bridges but long, tall ones? Not a fan.
* Luke blasts Jimmy Buffet to get in a summertime mood. What's YOUR favorite summertime/beachy tune?
Please share your thoughts in the comments.
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