“What Fantasy Writers Can Teach Us About Setting” by Mia Botha | 6th July, 2016 | Writers Write.
“We can learn a lot from the world creators about setting. We tend to skip the details, because everyone knows what Johannesburg or New York or London is like, right? Maybe we do, but we want to know what is radiant or unique about that setting for your character. Regardless of whether we’ve been there or not.
If you write historical or dystopian fiction you are playing with time. If you are writing about a place you have never been you are dabbling with geography. Historical facts and geographical settings can be researched, where sci-fi, fantasy and dystopian writers have to make them up.”
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