Time and place is a huge part of a novel. There are books that are set in real places with great detail that closely matches the spot a the map. While others are created from scratch with elaborate made-up worlds and unique ecosystems. Then yet there are those examples where the story is set in Anytown, USA--where the setting is barely relevant to the story.
When you write, do you create worlds or do you pick a real place and try to stay true to it? How much time and energy do you spend in researching your setting? Do you try to keep as close to a real map as possible or do you enjoy inventing new spaces?
When you are reading, what do you prefer --- realism or fantasy? Do you want to visit imaginary places that are created by the author or do you prefer to journey to places that already exist? Have you read a book and decided you now need to visit this place to see if the real thing holds up to the picture the author drew?
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