I’ve recently gotten a new idea for a story, which will be set within the real world… more or less given the supernatural/paranormal element to it. With what I can already envision in the story, I’ll need fictional locations. I want the main part of the story to be in a fictional town, so that the area is as I want it and need it and so that I don’t have to worry about the actual locations of shops, the distance between them and names of streets and stuff. A thought of creating a small island just off the coast, maybe connected by a 10 minute drive bridge or something, has also crossed my mind. My question is, for these fictional locations, should I give an approximate location, saying something like ‘in between London and Oxford is…’ or a vaguer location, saying something like ‘in the South-East of England is…’?