“7 Simple Things To Remember About Setting” by Mia Botha | 15th June, 2016 | Writers Write.
“You have these awesome characters, a thrilling plot with an epic story goal, but where are they? You have to create a complete picture. If you don’t, you run the risk of alienating your reader. We will not believe you, because we need the backdrop. Think of watching a movie that takes place on a black screen. Not so much fun.
Basic elements of setting include:
- Town, country or kingdom
- Present, past or future
- Ball gowns or bellbottoms
- The minutes, the hours, the days
- Walk like an Egyptian
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