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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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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One Response to Writing a Powerful Setting – From The Maltese Tiger Blog

  1. Tom Gould says:

    Setting is always good and using places you know about but changing their names can be fun as well. I do that all the time.

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