Getting Insider Knowledge for Setting

A very timely post on insider knowledge when building a setting from Juliette Wade.  You know … she’s right.  I read a book set in Washington, DC, and it was very obvious the author had read a couple of tour books and nothing else.  It was missing some of the things the locals would see.  If the author had merely added something about the the traffic, that would have made a big difference.  Traffic here is so bad that we actually have an advice column for it!

Hmm.  I think there’s a book I need to revisit.