META: How Much To Write About (say) Ketchikan?
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Sat Apr 28 23:10:08 PDT 2012
On Sun, 29 Apr 2012 01:12:19 +0000 (UTC), Scott Eiler wrote:
> In the story I'm reading, the author chose to describe the city. One
> action scene was so geographically accurate, I could trace the
> characters' steps. He didn't say *exactly* which direction the creek
> flowed, but he *did* describe the historic boundary between white man's
> and native territory at the creek, the boardwalk beside it, the
> boutiques alongside it, the bridge at the shore, the tramway leading
> down to the boardwalk, and the long way up the hill to the tramway.
> Aside from there being a hotel lobby at the top of the tramway, his
> details were *meticulously* correct. But might that perhaps be overkill?
> How much detail do *you* like in your stories, RACC? Would you put more
> in if only you could?
I like to put in a fair amount of local flavor. Not so much that it sticks
gratuitously out, calling attention to itself, but wherever it might
Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, a soupcon~
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