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    Help On Places

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by RowanRavensong, Oct 25, 2011.

    Ok so I started writing a story that is not normally what I would write, it takes place in modern day rather than a fantasy era. The story takes place in Warwick, Rhode Island then in Los Angeles, and I have a street in mind where the person lives in Warwick, is it ok to name the street? Or is that taboo?

    I guess would it be best to assume the street and not name it within the story and just keep the generalisation of Warwick, Rhode Island?
     
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    You should know the general areas of Warwick and Los Angeles first, but for details like streets, it's not a massive deal for the most part. Unless it is. It depends on the story. See "Anytown, America". That's a related idea, I think.
     
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    Writing about a real place is not "taboo," you just need to know the area very well so you can depict it correctly.
     
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    You might have a better time using a fictitious street. The benefits to this would be that you can create the world around the character exactly how you want it to be, rather then relying on a pre-existing place to place your character into. In addition, this takes away any possible error you could make in the description of a real street. Good luck with your story!
     

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