Until I can go to the places I write about, Google Maps, Earth and Street View are the next best thing.
Tech Tips for Writers is an (almost) weekly post on overcoming Tech Dread. I’ll cover issues that friends, both real-time and virtual, have shared. Feel free to post a comment about a question you have. I’ll cover it in a future Tip.
Q: I can’t find enough detail about a particular area of the world my character visits. Any suggestions?
A: Try Google Street View. It’s a wonderful way to explore settings for your writing Here’s how to use it:
- First, you must have Google Earth. It’s a free download and I’ve never had problems with the install. Take a minute to do that. I’ll wait.
- Done? That was fast. Here’s what you do next:
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