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Take a Walk on the Wild, Weird and Wonderful Side of Setting by Tracy Koppel

Why do the craft books make such a fuss about setting? Many readers start skipping ahead when they come to a description. Even some writers admit to skipping descriptions. But in On Writing, Stephen King spends seven pages on description—and he isn’t spending those seven pages telling us to skip all descriptions. Instead, he says, …
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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 Secret Characters in Your Story: Setting & Description by Elizabeth MS Flynn

What lingers in your mind when you finish a great story? Sometimes it’s the hero or the heroine. Sometimes it’s the crisp, crackling dialogue that made you laugh out loud (sometimes in public, embarrassingly enough) or bawl (also sometimes in public, definitely embarrassingly enough). And sometimes, whether you realize it or not, it could even …