Where am I?
This is a question you DON’T want your readers to dwell on as they turn the pages of your novel. You must craft a vivid realistic setting to act as a backdrop canvass in order for your characters to perform within it.
This setting/sense of place must be credible. It must permeate the novel and evoke emotions in your characters. Maybe create a setting that puts your protagonist at a disadvantage. Now, you have conflict that builds reader interest.
Writing Tip: When choosing the setting for your novel, ask yourself these questions:
- What year is it?
- What city/and or town do my characters live in?
- What kind of architecture is found in my setting?
- What can I do to paint a picture of the setting in the reader’s mind?
- What season is it?
- What is the weather like?
Build your setting on these and other questions that is specific to your novel.
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