Sunday, August 16, 2009

Bad Query 11

Dear Evil Editor

Please consider representing my novel, The Choice to Change. You may wonder why this novel is set in a casino in Reno, rather than in one of the many worthwhile and often shiny casinos run by Native Americans, or even in Las Vegas or Atlantic City. There are so many potential settings for a casino novel that I vacillated for a long time before finally settling on Reno, which offers many advantages to the novelist, not least that it hasn't appeared in nearly so many films and tv shows as its competitors. If you ever watched CSI, you would know that it's got Las Vegas all over it, and who can compete with that? If I even tried to put my fictional Galloping Ghost Slots casino in Las Vegas, lots of readers might point out that there's no room for it. And while my mother always said that she was one-fifty-first Cherokee, I have reservations about whether that gives me sufficient insight into Native American culture to venture, even fictitiously, into one of their casinos. So Reno it is--insufficiently famous to trip me up and white enough for me to write about!

Thank you for your time and have a game of blackjack on me.

--BuffySquirrel

9 comments:

fairyhedgehog said...

This was fun. Setting is all!

Khazar-khum said...

What about the late, lamented Reno 911?

Sarah Laurenson said...

white enough for me to write about Hah! Oh my!

Well done, oh squirrel

Dave F. said...

What do they say? Location, location, location? Very funny in a real estate way.

_*Rachel*_ said...

You have reservations? That was an unorthodox danger to my keyboard!

Xiexie said...

I think you missed an opportunity. One-fifty-first Cherokee, I mean there are your people.

Good job, Buffy!

Jeb said...

Great sense of not-place...

Rick Daley said...

You really gambled on this one.

Ba-dum chee.

BuffySquirrel said...

:D