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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
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
1. Rosemary / Know your topic
2. Other Cool Blogs / Futurama date check
Hint: If I keep coming back to a topic in the Editing Rants, (A) It's Important and (B) People Keep Getting It Wrong.