Someone recently shared a YouTube video on Facebook of the demolition of my junior high school. I watched the video, fascinated, and realizing something I'd never really thought about.
All of my books are set in this school.
I picture both the inside and outside of it. When characters are driving to school or waiting for a ride, this is where they're standing.
(That's after it had fallen into decay, by the way...it looked much better back in the early 80s!)
What's freaky is that I do this without thinking about it. Every now and then I pull elements from my high school, but it was ROUND. Nobody goes to a round high school (now a middle school), and it would take away from the story to explain why characters are roaming the halls of a school that looks like this:
So I stick with what's familiar. A high school with straight hallways.
Where do you set your books?