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Making Your Story Believable with a Real Setting

Great article. The only time I would not agree is if you are writing something tragic, like a school shooting. Cities and schools would not be happy to be associated with anything negative. For those types of scenes, I prefer a fictional setting close by to a real city that I can refer to.

Writers In The Storm Blog

Kat Martin-photo by Juan Carlo Ventura-StarWriters in the Storm welcomes back NYT Best Selling Author Kat Martin, who shares her magic to MAKING YOUR STORY BELIEVABLE by setting the location in a real place.

In her latest book cover below, you can see the setting of Against the Edge. (Click the book title to watch the trailer and read an excerpt.)

Kat is donating her latest book to one of our readers who comments on this post.  We’ll announce the lucky winner next Monday, April 29.

by Kat Martin

One of the best ways to make your story believable is to use real places to locate the action and the real names of restaurants and streets.  Actually going there, of course, is the best way to make that happen.  Or using places you went to at some other time in your life.

In AGAINST THE EDGE, the hero, Ben Slocum, who also…

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There are two sides to every story. I like to write about the "other side." I like to challenge my readers to dig deep into their conscience and see life through someone else's eyes.

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