The setting in your story

Should the setting be a separate description, or should it be included in the action?

Does the setting:
1. advance plot
2. provide necessary information
3. develop character
4. enhance the tone or set the mood

(If it doesn’t, get rid of it, the experts say)

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2 responses to “The setting in your story

  1. This is a great post, and an important one. While my blogging so far has not been about writing fiction, some of the best fiction writers I have read do not wait to describe the setting. They get right to the action, and describe the setting as they advance the plot. I find that this definitely keeps you turning pages.

    Just my .02

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