Check out this cool, new literary tool that was launched last month: Placing Literature is a map where you can plot and find real-world settings in literature. It’s already grown enormously thanks to user submissions. Find out if there are any books with locations near you or plot your favorite locations yourself if they’re not already listed. This could also be a great resource for self-published authors trying to promote their books. Add the locations you use in your book and let readers find you.
If you go on vacation, use the map to plot a literary journey and check in to places along the way. You can experience the real world like your favorite characters and experience first-hand the settings and places they go. Next time I need a vacation, I plan on using Placing Literature to plot out a road trip of literary adventure and hit all my favorite books’ settings.