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Check the simple stuff. If you have internet, check distances and dates. People know this stuff.
A book I just read – the main character has “lived her entire life within a seventy-five mile radius of her small <home> town” according to the blurb on the back. Two locations were named – the small town and a well-known third-tier city. I searched these two locations because passing off someone as a country hick that lived for an extended period of time with over a million other people annoyed me. Turns out the locations were 110 miles apart.
The book has a bunch of other issues with fact-checking and continuity. But this, THIS, inability to get distance right really, REALLY bugged me. All they needed to say was one hundred miles, not seventy-five.
Fact checking previously have been discussed
Hint: If I keep coming back to a topic in the Editing Rants, (A) It’s Important and (B) People Keep Getting It Wrong.