Writing about a real place?

Asked by: Courtney Vaughn

Can you write about a real place?

Towns/City Names: You can use the names of real towns and cities without any problems. I tend to use real large cities and make up the names of smaller towns. It’s easier to “create” a town to your story’s specifications and needs. You can take liberties with real places by making up the names of streets or businesses.

Can I write a fictional story about a real place?

Yes. You can make up places. Just make sure to indicate in the foreword that everything in your writing is purely a work of fiction, especially when you use the names of famous places. Otherwise, you might confuse readers – especially the young ones – if such a place exists.

How do you write about a place you’ve never been?

Tips for Researching a Place You’ve Never Been

  1. Look up local language differences. …
  2. Use Google Street View to take yourself there. …
  3. Check out Flickr for photographs of your location. …
  4. Conduct email interviews. …
  5. Read municipal, provincial, and federal government websites. …
  6. Watch movies or read books set in the same location.

How do you write a reality story?

  1. Write what feels real. We often spend a lot of time overthinking the words we write. …
  2. Cut what seems a little farfetched. …
  3. Make your character’s world unforgettable. …
  4. Don’t overlook your character’s flaws. …
  5. Stop trying to strive for perfection in your writing.
  6. Can I mention NASA in a book?

    You can write about government agencies in any way you want, including fiction.

    How do you name places in a story?

    Whether you’re naming a place or a character there are two things your name needs to be memorable: uniqueness and story impact. Pronounceability also helps. Something that is unique is memorable because it is different. We are biologically wired to pay attention to what is different.

    How do you name a fictional city?

    Pick where you want your city to be (or to suggest being), find a dozen cities in that area, look for a rule, and invent a name that fit both that rule and the mood you are trying to create. Show activity on this post. I like to use a naming generator to help me get an idea of what sort of names fit my story.

    How do you make a fictional town for a novel?

    Details bring verisimilitude to your fictional town. From street names to local architecture, your readers feel as though they know the town. Readers empathize with your characters. They want to feel themselves moving about the town in the same way your protagonist goes from place to place.

    Can you base a character on a real person?

    Using real people in your fiction—whether they are correctly named or not—can be legally hazardous. If an author includes enough details that a specific fictional character is identifiable as an actual person, that person could possibly pursue legal action.

    How do you begin a story?

    Starting Stories: 5 Great Beginning Strategies

    1. Strategy 1: Begin with action or dialogue. …
    2. Strategy 2: Ask a question. …
    3. Strategy 3: Describe the setting. …
    4. Strategy 4: Begin with background information. …
    5. Strategy 5: Have the main character introduce himself or herself.

    What shall I write a story about?

    Top 10 Story Ideas

    • Tell the story of a scar.
    • A group of children discover a dead body.
    • A young prodigy becomes orphaned.
    • A middle-aged woman discovers a ghost.
    • A woman who is deeply in love is crushed when her fiancé breaks up with her.
    • A talented young man’s deepest fear is holding his life back.

    How do you start a story example?

    Story starters

    1. I didn’t mean to kill her.
    2. The air turned black all around me.
    3. Icy fingers gripped my arm in the darkness.
    4. Wandering through the graveyard it felt like something was watching me.
    5. The eyes in the painting follow him down the corridor.
    6. A shrill cry echoed in the mist.

    How do I write a true story about my life?

    10 Tips to Writing True-Life Stories

    1. Dig Deep. Find a story worth telling. …
    2. Remove Yourself. One of the hardest parts of writing a story about yourself is taking an objective look at your life. …
    3. Start Small. …
    4. Work in the Details. …
    5. Research, Research, Research. …
    6. Speculate Freely. …
    7. Structure the Plot. …
    8. Ask for Permission.

    How do I write a story about myself?

    6 Tips on How to Write the Perfect Story About Yourself

    1. Step 1: Analyze Yourself. First and foremost, take time to analyze yourself and your emotions. …
    2. Step 2: Make a List. …
    3. Step 3: Fill in the Gaps. …
    4. Tip: Use Your Senses. …
    5. Step 4: Find the Action. …
    6. Step 5: Focus on the Audience. …
    7. Step 6: Edit. …
    8. Wrapping Up.

    How do I begin to write?

    8 Great Ways to Start the Writing Process

    1. Start in the Middle. If you don’t know where to start, don’t bother deciding right now. …
    2. Start Small and Build Up. …
    3. Incentivize the Reader. …
    4. Commit to a Title Up Front. …
    5. Create a Synopsis. …
    6. Allow Yourself to Write Badly. …
    7. Make Up the Story as You Go. …
    8. Do the Opposite.

    What is a good sentence to start a story?

    There was a secret meeting in the morning and she absolutely had to be there. There was something about a music box that always made me think of home… I opened my eyes and had no idea where I was… He was heading back to the one place he hoped he’d never have to see again.

    What are fun things to write about?

    Fictional Things To Write About

    • 1 Get inspired by a song. …
    • 2 Reinvent a childhood memory. …
    • 3 Write about a person you see every day but don’t really know. …
    • 4 If your pet were a person . . . …
    • 5 Write about what you wanted to be when you grew up. …
    • 6 Grab a writing prompt to go.

    Where can I write a short story?

    11 Sites where you can publish short stories online

    • Commaful. I have to start with Commaful for short stories because the site is just gorgeous. …
    • Wattpad. You probably know about Wattpad, which has been the launching pad for a lot of published writers. …
    • Inkitt. …
    • Medium. …
    • Booksie. …
    • StoryWrite. …
    • Story Star. …
    • Tumblr.

    Is Wattpad safe?

    We do not recommend Wattpad for users under 17. Honestly, you do not even have to look to find inappropriate content. Some parents have a joint account with their child, but they will still be exposed to explicit book descriptions and cover art.

    Where can I post original stories?

    12 Sites for Sharing Original Fiction

    • 1) FictionPress. FictionPress is a home away from home for fan-fiction writers who want to write original fiction. …
    • 2) Wattpad. Wattpad is one of the largest, best known sites for sharing original fiction. …
    • 3) Writersky. …
    • 4) Penana. …
    • 5) Bhooks. …
    • 6) Booksie. …
    • 7) Writing.com. …
    • 8) Underlined.
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