Hi, writers! I'm currently in the thick of revisions for my YA novel. About the third of it is set in D.C. but I have a problem: I don't have a lot of experience traveling around this city! I was wondering if any residents, prior or current, of the city could answer a couple of questions? I'd be really grateful. Thanks!

My questions:

  • Describe a time (or times, if you feel like being really nice to me) when you felt connected to the city. What were you doing? What sights, sounds, etc did you identify with? What makes this memory so poignant for you?
  • You decide to take me on a walking tour of “the real D.C.” You can start and end our excursion anywhere. What do you show me? What do you point out? Any anecdotes worth telling? Feel free to answer this in as many or as few words as you'd like.

Thanks again! -Anna