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Is it okay to use real street names in a novel?

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Answer #1 | 26/12 2013 12:53
You should be fine. Street names aren't owned in the same way that country names aren't owned.
Answer #2 | 26/12 2013 12:54
I think that it's ok. As long as they aren't too insulting, or the characters aren't too insulting than it will be fine. The only problem would be how horrible and, as i have said, insulting the characters are to people that lived in England. And, if you're american then you'll know that Americans are sometimes not the best character in book, but then again those books were written by americans, so i really dont know how much you might insult them. As i have said before it just depends on the type of character it is. And maybe if the character is really insulting then try to add different kinds of people in the book, like Americans. Hope this helped, but you never know how people will react sometimes.
Answer #3 | 26/12 2013 12:57
I am here in England and in all fairness it might be better to make up a name, as people have all manner of dramas and it could get sticky. When you have thought of one, check on 192 if it exists or find out through the net. Wish you luck..I hope you do really well... so sensible to check this out! *We`ve zillions of streets so web-search your selected name to be on the safe side. There`s an unadmitted recession in the working-person`s life here so people will sue out of desperation...k? :)

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