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Old 06-23-2017, 11:27 AM
 
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What're the best cities in US for aspiring authors? Does location make a differnce for better opportunities
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Old 06-23-2017, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Mars City
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Do you mean "better" as in more jobs for authors, or "better" for inspiration and story-making?

How about placing this question in a more useful area of this forum?

http://www.city-data.com/forum/writing/
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Old 06-24-2017, 02:52 PM
 
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There are no "better" cities. Authors can write anywhere, including ghost towns. However, on the other hand, since your posts don't give me the impression that your writing is up to professional standards, you might choose a city that has a college with a good writing program.
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Old 06-24-2017, 03:29 PM
 
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What're the best cities in US for aspiring authors? Does location make a differnce for better opportunities
The key in my opinion is finding a city where one can afford to live comfortably in order to devote time to writing, versus working to survive with high rent and other costs.
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Old 06-24-2017, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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You can be a writer anywhere. I believe a lot of great books were written in mountain cabins, on farms, in coffee shops, etc. etc. What matters is finding a good publisher. And you gotta be a good writer, obviously.
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Old 06-24-2017, 07:55 PM
 
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Judging by past performance probably Bangor, Maine.

You can write anywhere.
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Old 06-24-2017, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Personally speaking, if I were to be a professional writer (something I've mooted before in the past) I'd want two things. First, very low COL. Secondly, not a lot of distraction. Hence living somewhere relatively middle-of-nowhere and isolated would be the best - preferably with cold winters to keep you indoors and typing away.

Of course, this is presuming you're creative enough to come up with story ideas without being primed first. If you need to feel "inspired" to write perhaps that wouldn't be the best choice.
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