This is the school I attended between the ages of seven and eight years old. This photograph, and more of the interior, was kindly taken by an old school friend. I always loved this building and now it has provided the inspiration for Darkacre School in my novel.
|Photograph taken by Dan Howard of 500px.com|
|Taken from www.rightmove.co.uk|
The terraces of the South Bank area of York, where I lived for a time, are the streets of the old town in my novel.
The details don't have to remain the same - we writers are tailors of imagination after all - but basing our story locations in reality can add a grounding element to our writing that convinces our readers.
What real locations have you used in your writing?