Is it okay to make up an imaginary place for only one spin-off when the place bears no effect on the plot but I’m only using it cause I have never been to a real place like that?

Sure you can. You can do whatever you want because you are the author.

 

That said, there’s one caveat. Make sure it fits in with the rest of your story. If it takes the reader out of the story because it’s so different from everything else that it screams ‘I’m not like anything else in this story’ then don’t do it.

Soooooo —- just make sure the reader won’t know that it’s made up.

It’s done all the time.

I can’t count the number of times I’ve gone to a map to see if a place in a story I’m reading is real or not. Because I can’t tell by reading. And I don’t care which it is, really, I’m just curious.

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