In school we were taught setting matters.
Where your story takes place ends up its own character. Sort of.
Yet it’s so easy to focus on our characters and the tragic things we’re putting them through and forget to give enough attention to the where.
Take a second to think about the most significant moment in your life.
It could be the event that brought you the most joy, the most pain, the most redemption. Anything.
Notice how you don’t just remember the thing that happened. You also remember where it happened.
The room where it happened — you never forget that.
Because that location is part of your life’s story. The same way every location in your book’s plot should also be as memorable as the characters who interact within it.
If you can take a scene in your story, transplant it into a completely different setting, and nothing…
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