My YA novel, In the After, takes place in an unnamed city that greatly resembles
. Some of the street names are the same, as well as a park near my house. Although it is meant to be an “every city,” I think basing it on the city in which I lived helped me visualize the action a bit better. Chicago
What are some of the places you know? Places that are a part of you. Here are mine; they’re all cities, but yours don’t have to be.
What about you? How do you all utilize place in your writing?