META: How Much To Write About (say) Ketchikan?

Andrew Perron pwerdna at
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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