Okay, since you folks have been so responsive to my questions about the choices, let me ask you another question about dating/romance/social scenes.
So Prestige is in NYC (I haven’t identified the borough, this is intentional as I figure out the geography), but I realize it makes writing dating/social scenes harder if they take place off-campus, because…I have never been to NYC.
So…I didn’t think this through.
Honestly, no matter how much research I do about NYC attractions, I don’t think I’ll be able to write it authentically enough to satisfy a New Yorker, and on the other hand, tons of research will likely be wasted on non-New Yorkers. So what to do here?
It was easy to write dates in generic locations back in Speck. I remember mini golf with Tress, a country music concert with Uni, and the infamous first date rave with DG, among others.
So what are people’s suggestions here? Should I try to incorporate NYC landmarks (like the Empire State Building) on dates, or should I continue to keep them generic and just don’t get bogged down on exactly which borough they take place in? I feel they will be more memorable if I incorporate famous landmarks and geography, but I’m afraid of either spending too much time learning the specifics, and/or still failing to properly convey the authentic vibe of the places.