It’s time to dream a little… push back your chair from your desk and get comfortable. You and I are about to take a magical ride. It’s a ride into the depths of your imagination.

Are you ready?

Close your office door if you have to, or if you can. I know you can’t close your eyes because then you wouldn’t be able to read this. So let’s pretend, let’s pretend you are a writer. You know pretending is where all the best stories begin.

You are sitting at your desk with pen and paper or your laptop or tablet and you are going to write the story that’s in your heart. You know it’s there, it’s been there for a long time. When Uncle Fred told you he had written an article and got it published, inside you said, “If he can do it, I can do it.” And the truth is you can.

But you have to start. You have to believe that you can. You can learn the skills. We were all born to tell our stories. It’s your time to be a storyteller.

There are many moving parts to a story but let’s start with some basics. We need a main character and we need to know where this story takes place, the setting for the story.

So my question for you today is, where in the world would your story take place? Take some time to think about it. Maybe take a couple of nights to dream about it. Let it settle in your heart and in your mind. This must be a place you would like to ‘live’. I say live, not in actually physically moving there, but a place where you will create your story. You will create the details, the people, the stores, the houses, but you must have this place fixed in your mind.

If you were writing a book

Maybe it’s a place where you have taken a vacation or the destination spot of your dreams. You will know this place like the back of your own hand by the time we finish. So ponder it for a while. Dream big. Google it. Look at some pictures. Check out some books from the library.

The second part of the challenge is to share your destination with me. Email me. My email address is

I want to know the place where this great masterpiece will be situated in all of the world.

No need to share any more than the location unless you want to tell me why you chose it.

Dare to dream.

Enjoy the journey!

Barb the Writer