I'm not sure if this place still exists but it does in my story. It's one of the things my main character, Kass, sees on her way out of Holbrook, AZ. That and the Navajo County Sheriff, the United Methodist Church, and the Beautiful Badlands Buffet. All thanks to Google Earth. Did you know you can zoom in and actually follow a street? See the actual sidewalk, houses, cars, businesses? It's pretty neat and considering how grounded my current wip is in reality this has been a truly helpful tool. And no, I don't get paid to sing Google's praises. Although, now that I think about it, I should!
Anyhow. This is a whole different way of writing for me, all this reality (which I'm not a huge fan of, btw). No trolls no wizards no spells. Not to mention the outlining which worked so well for the first part of the book. Of course, after that my notes got a little vague so I'm back to pantsting, lol. I can see now that there's more trial and error writing this way - at least for me. I follow a particular path and then find I can't make it lead where I want so have to back track, often many times. I know I'll make my way through eventually but I have to say it was a little easier with everything plotted out. I may become a convert - if I can ever manage to do it properly.
How do you write? Is it different each time or do you have a plan?