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Is Your Book’s Setting A Legitimate Character? By Yvonne Walus

What is a character? Can your book’s setting act as a character in the story? What does that even mean? Characters have morals, personality, emotions and mood swings. They want, they feel, they act. Most of all, they influence and plot. Often, they will also change themselves as the story progresses. How can a setting …
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The Ten Commandments of Mediocre Writing by Gina X. Grant

And the Disciple of the Mightiest of the Muses did descend from the heavens—or possibly Mount Olympus, Asgard, New York, or the Scottish Highlands, depending upon thy novel’s pantheon or setting—and did present two tablets (an Apple iPad and a Blackberry Playbook), saying unto those who toil at keyboards, with pencils, or upon smartphones, that …