Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Hailey's Novel Diary – 5/16/17

I wrote a scene that takes place at Stoney Point in Chatsworth, California. I've never been to Stoney Point. Or Chatsworth, Topanga Canyon Boulevard or the Santa Susana Mountains.

Most of the people who will read this story have probably never been to any of those places either. But there's always the possibility that someone has. Have you ever read a book that mentions a place you know well, but it's obvious the author knows nothing about that place? It's annoying.

I can see why science fiction writers like to explore fictional planets in fictional solar systems. No one ever told Isaac Asimov that Terminus was actually mostly land.

On a related note, how do you say kissing bandit in Spanish? Besando bandido? El bandido de besos? La Besar Bandido?

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