Hello all! I know I haven't been around much lately. I blame the weather. And perhaps the two small people who live with me.
I finished my revision/rewrite and I'm just kinda twiddling my thumbs until it goes back out into the world. So that's fun.
And I've been thinking about the next book idea so my head has been in the clouds. ------>
Except I usually prefer my clouds to be a bit less wire-y.
So... I have a question for y'all. (Mostly this applies to those of you who read books or write books)
How do you like your fiction?
Truthful or all-out made up?
You see I wrote this one scene about a place I've never been to before and I researched it a bit on the internet and I figured since it's a mall it would have a food court (most malls do) but this particular mall is kinda fancy-pants and doesn't have a food court which is kinda cool for those of us who don't like food court food but it really sucks for me who wrote a scene where there's a food court and come to find THERE'S NO FOOD COURT!
So. I can remove the food court or I can keep it there and tell everyone, "well, if you want to get all technical the characters don't exist either!"
Guess which one I'm going to do?
Yep. You guessed it.
So. Tell me your thoughts. When you are writing/reading is it important to keep the real places real? Or do you think, "it's fiction. Anything goes."