I'm currently struggling on what I should do about the town situation. The novel is based in a small town in South Carolina. I picture it to be a small picturesque town that doesn't have a large population and it is picture perfect to the point it's almost too good to be true. I'm at a loss though because I don't know if I should take a real town with real street names and make it my own or if I should create a fictional town and build it from scratch. A few people I've talked to said they prefer real but how far can I go in creating fictional stores, street names etc. without creating an uproar because it doesn't match what the real town looks like?