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Writing a Powerful Setting – From The Maltese Tiger Blog

Author Don Massenzio

What is Setting?

Yes, its the background to your story. It’s the city or the house, or the mystical land was your characters interact, but it’s also much more. The setting is the foundation of your story. It’s what keeps your reader grounded in the fictional world you’ve constructed. So how do we write a Setting that will knit together the various plotlines of our story? Well, there are a few things we can do.

How to Write a Setting

Use Imagery

Start with the basics, right? And what’s more basic than sight sound, smell, taste, and feel? This is an easy place to start building your setting. How does the air smell? Like Gardenias, or garbage? What does it look like? A summer cottage or a screeching starship? What does the food taste like? Is it savory or sweet? What are the sounds of this place? Can you hear…

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