When reading fiction, do you prefer the author to use names of real towns or made up locations?
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
I'm thinking using the real thing is the way to go...
I could go either way on that one. Depends on the context, but I think both have merit.
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.
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.
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?
Definitely an actual location because if it exists I would love to visit and reminisce about the book.
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.
Thanks everybody for all the feedback Sounds like actual places is the way to go
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