June 25th, 2010

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Thirty Days of Writing Questions-Day 13

Ganked from zekkass

Here's the list

14. How do you map out locations, if needed? Do you have any to show us?

God bless Google Maps, both for my job and my writing. I don't even know what I did before that except fake it and make horrible mistakes. I remember one of my editors having to save me from some horrible snafu about the New York subway system.

I've used Google Maps a lot to help me find various locations such as diners, hotels and strip joints in the Princeton NJ area for House fics and especially for the Los Angeles based portions of the NOVEL, since my spatial knowledge of what's where in Southern California is pretty hopeless.

In one scene Connie and Mitch have to drive from West Hollywood to Van Nuys and not only don't I know what the distance is....I've never driven in California, much less S. Cal. Google Maps to the rescue:

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