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Does a Fictional City Need a Specific Location? A Poll | #amwriting

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen me post this over the weekend:

Or, you may have seen me post this on my Facebook page:

So, now that I’m deeply entrenched in creating this fictional city, I have a question for you as readers and/or writers.

If it’s made known that the city is in the United States—and perhaps a general geographic region given—does it matter to you as a reader if the state is never specified?

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  1. Jorge Torres permalink
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 9:52 pm

    As an amateur writer, I think that a novel gets more interesting if the reader is able to know every little detail about the world you have created in your mind. In your case, it can be a real state or an invented one, but I think it’s better to specify it.

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