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    Story Location details

    Discussion in 'Plot Development' started by bigSQUISHY76, Jun 1, 2010.

    When writing a story that takes place in a real city town etc...

    How much can you fudge details?

    When you do fudge details how much might it take away from the realism of the location?

    Is it legal to use actual buisness names when you are describing locations and landmarks?

    Are there specific situations that you would avoid mentioning specific buisness names?

    Say I write a story about a robbery that takes place at "Bank of America"?

    Or a murder that happens out side of a "7/11"?


    Are there "specific" areas of publishing law that I might be directed to?


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    I think some of that has been discussed somewhat in this thread:
    http://writingforums.org/showthread.php?t=30945

    I have no idea myself, sorry. Hope it helps.
     
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    ...as much as you want, as long as it's fiction and not a non-fiction account of a real event...

    ...no one can tell you that without seeing what you have in mind...

    ...it's done all the time... all you have to do is make sure you're not being derogatory...

    ...see above...

    ...again, it's done all the time by fiction writers...

    www.copyright.gov is the source you should consult for legal issues in re writing...

    hope this helps...

    love and hugs, maia
     
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    Thank you

    Thank you very much.

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