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Monday Writing Tip: Consult with Julius…on Setting!

Posted on the 18 July 2016 by Juliusthompson @JTAuthor

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.

Be Realistic!

Writing Tip: When choosing the setting for your novel, ask yourself these questions:

  1. What year is it?
  2. What city/and or town do my characters live in?
  3. What kind of architecture is found in my setting?
  4. What can I do to paint a picture of the setting in the reader's mind?
  5. What season is it?
  6. What is the weather like?

Build your setting on these and other questions that is specific to your novel.

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