The stories we love include fabulous worlds. Naming a story world to capture its’ essence has its challenges and potential solutions.
Stories that use real world environments feel more real. Using a real planet can add to that sense of realness. Listed are criteria used to identify potential planets within a real star system.
How much more story do you nee to stick with a story? More story helps you get to know characters -- like moving from being acquaintances to becoming friends.