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This week’s topic is:
How do you go about building realistic – yet interesting – settings for your stories? How much time and space do you commit to explaining the landscape, the buildings, the décor, the weather? Does your setting ever become a character in your stories?
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Settings are important to placing characters in the reader’s eye, but it doesn’t have to be long and physically descriptive. I include whatever adds to the story, often leaving details to the reader.
Setting does become a character! I have a habit of using the weather/time of day to set mood.
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