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Towns and cities

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    Janettaposted 7 years ago

    When reading fiction, do you prefer the author to use names of real towns or made up locations?

    1. rebekahELLE profile image92
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I like both, historical fiction, for sure the real names.

      some fantasy fiction, I like made up names.

  2. Rehma Jamshed profile image60
    Rehma Jamshedposted 7 years ago

    Hi Janetta, Good question. I like names of real towns, easy to relate to! Makes it easier to imagine things. If everything is unreal then it makes it toooooo unreal to read. Just a tinge of some real stuff makes it more tempting to read.

    But then again, that's just my choice smile

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    Janettaposted 7 years ago

    thanks rehma!! big_smile

  4. Rehma Jamshed profile image60
    Rehma Jamshedposted 7 years ago

    No problem smile Nice to meet you here on the forums!

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    Janettaposted 7 years ago

    you too! your pic is adorable btw big_smile

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    Rehma Jamshedposted 7 years ago

    Thanks! that's my daughter smile

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    Janettaposted 7 years ago

    thanks rebekah big_smile

    I'm thinking using the real thing is the way to go...

  8. Jonathan Janco profile image80
    Jonathan Jancoposted 7 years ago

    I could go either way on that one. Depends on the context, but I think both have merit.

  9. steffer profile image57
    stefferposted 7 years ago

    To me would be real places
    that way it is easier to imagine the story in the book.
    cause its a place you can relate to, instead of being left in the dark.

    1. europewalker profile image83
      europewalkerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree

  10. yoshi97 profile image89
    yoshi97posted 7 years ago

    To me it doesn't matter if the names of the town and the cities are real - it only matters that the author make then feel real. smile

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    Janettaposted 7 years ago

    do you think the genre of what you're reading makes a difference? Historical fiction, romance, contemporary fiction, science fiction??

    Or the size of the towns/ cities in question?

    1. yoshi97 profile image89
      yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      In some respects it does ... The size of a town can often set the pacing of a story. Those take place in the city tend to pace faster, while those that take place in the towns tend to pace slower. Of course, there are always exceptions. smile

  12. jobister profile image61
    jobisterposted 7 years ago

    Definitely an actual location because if it exists I would love to visit and reminisce about the book.

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      sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      How long did it take you to think that up?

    2. LRobbins profile image80
      LRobbinsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree.

  13. Flightkeeper profile image77
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    If it's science fiction, made up places are good but for anything else I think the actual places would contribute to the atmosphere of the story. Just an opinion.

  14. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    For sure a real place.

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    Janettaposted 7 years ago

    Thanks everybody for all the feedback smile Sounds like actual places is the way to go

 
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