setting

How To Master Setting In Your Novel

How To Master Setting In Your Novel

In our visual world of cinema and photography, setting often takes a back seat in novels. But even when constructed through words, visuals are a powerful story element. Whether creating a fantasy world from scratch or using the current world as your backdrop, it is important to work your setting into your story effectively. The …

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Ultimate Guide To World Building

The Ultimate Guide To World-Building: How To Write Fantasy, Sci-Fi And Real-Life Worlds

World-building is so much more than just a framing device. It’s the very essence of any good fantasy or science fiction story, and the basis of a sense of place in other genres. Good world-building lends an immersive richness to your writing, while also giving readers the information they need to understand characters and plot …

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Literary Devices: Setting

On its most basic level, the setting of your story is simply the location at which your story takes place, like a set to a stage show. This includes the location, the immediate surroundings, the weather and the time. But quite often, the setting is much more than just the ‘where and when’ of your …

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Weekly Writing Prompts: #24

This week’s writing prompt encourages you to think about what your setting reveals about your characters.

The Writing Process

Delving into brainstorming, character development and the importance of editing, Kristie Minshall tells us about her writing process.