November is coming. To get ready, we’re taking a road trip starting in Sydney, Australia, and winding our way back to Berkeley, CA. On the way, we’ll hear from Wrimos about how their cities can inspire your writing. Today, Sydney Municipal Liaisons Nick and Hong challenge you to create a specific kind of character:
Mention Sydney, Australia and the usual images come to mind: the elegant sails of the Opera House shining white and bright in the midday sun, or vast hordes swarming to sandy beaches with beers and towels in hand. With our iconic arched bridge spanning a crystalline harbour, it’s easy to think Sydney is far removed from the dangers associated more readily with Australia’s ‘outback’ or ‘bush’.
That’s your first mistake.