We’ve all used Google maps to get from point A to point B, but have you ever considered using it as a writing research tool?
Remembering details is not my strong point. My brain seems to have more holes in it than a sieve, and my memory is worse than a nat’s life span.
I didn’t inherit the sense of direction gene, either. I’d get lost in my driveway. So, as you can imagine, having access to the right tools can make all the difference. It’s the same when writing.
Whether the location and setting of your novel are imaginary or based on a familiar place, details do matter.
Think about the things you can do with Google Maps – Visualize streets, intersections, terrain, transit routes, lakes, and rivers and you can see all of it via satellite, live, or in 3-D. Now, we’re talking!
Let your imagination run wild; happy researching and be sure to check out Camille’s post, Google Maps the Writing Tool that No One Knows About
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