Justified?

stockvault-yellow-steps-up112060Before setting a story in a new spot, before plopping a plot into an unfamiliar place, a writer’s got to research, right?

I obsess over this. I study, take absurdly detailed notes, catalogue histories, memorize street grids, and a whole bunch of other etcetera’s despite knowing none of that will make it into the final manuscript.

Question: why do I do this?

Answer: Authors must feel comfortable in a place before their readers ever will.

Whether this is just spirited justification on my part or something actually useful, I’ll leave to you. I have subway schedules to memorize.

Until tomorrow…

Chloe

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