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Andrea Gatopoulos February 14, 2013 - 1:12pm

Hi everyone.

I'm weighing many metropolis for the novel i am writing and i thought about Paris too.

The novel is about a kleptomaniac guy wanted for almost killing a clerk in a silly theft. He then crosses his path with a homeless writer when he steals and loses the novel he had finally finished.

I was wondering if something like that could happen in a city like Paris.

Did someone of you live there? I'd gladly talk about the city to gather as much information as possible.

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angelic007 from Washington is reading Possessed February 15, 2013 - 12:02am

I guess something like that could happen anywhere. 

Why the fixation with writing about a city in which you have no experience? 

I think your story would benefit from somewhere you've been. You can nail the smells and sounds and give the reader a really clear picture. 

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drea from Rural Alberta, Canada is reading between the lines February 15, 2013 - 8:56am

First of all, anything can happen anywhere. Don't be one of those people standing around a trailer park with hot rollers in your hair after a twister levels the place going, "I cain't believe it happened to us," 

I have spent enough time in Paris to answer any specific questions you might have - out of all the cities you could pick, there is more written, photographed, and filmed about that place than almost anywhere else on the planet. Should be easy peasy.