Now, don’t get me wrong I’m not saying research is easy by any means! I myself am having a very fun time researching Scotland during the last 1920’s… NOT. It is rather challenging to get things accurate and I am doing my best to have things like that correct even though it is for a Forever Fey story.
Things like certain roads that are in place now or bridges were just tracks back then or you had to take a ferry! I don’t want to have my characters going over a bridge that was not in place until 20 years later than what the setting is for them. This is where I get frustrated as a reader with some authors.
Places where there are standing stones in Scotland, England, Wales and such is NOT going to change… no one is going to move those.
Why not choose one of those locations for the scene in your book especially if it is going back in time—quite far back I might add. Or if you are going to mention a castle why make one up? Places like The Internet Guide to Scotland have wonderful information about Standing Stones and where they are all over Scotland.
As a reader do you prefer places that are in real locations to be actual places or does it not make a difference? Please let me know in the comments or send me an email with your thoughts on this.