Got an email from the ‘group instigator’ 🙂 where one member had found this website, which looks fun and interesting, https://refiction.com/
Useful content such as this, https://refiction.com/articles/researching-settings-for-writing/
Getting Somebody Else’s Town Right – Researching Settings for Your Writing
The old adage is “write what you know.” Most writers, though, have to step outside that comfort zone sooner or later.
If you are writing something set in the “real world,” you might set it in your hometown, or a town where you have lived for several years. However, you might also want to set your story somewhere else. One way, used by many, is to create a fictional town or city. DC Comics has Metropolis, Lovecraft has the infamous Arkham, and Agatha Christie has created wholly invented towns like Chipping Cleghorn.
Ah, but what if you really do want to use real-world locations?