When it comes to settings, sometimes real places are inspirational, but should your story take place in a real or imaginary locale? This panel of fiction writers will explore the challenges and perks of writing about real locations. They will discuss the values, risks, and techniques they use to blend and balance research and reality with invention and creativity. Topics considered will include deep dives, distractions, and issues of craft: how to research what you need to know, determine how much is enough, and decide what to invent.
Meredith Doench, Annie Hogsett, Susan Petrone, D.M. Pulley, E. F. Schraeder, Abby Vandiver