Common Setting Problems And How To Fix Them

Failure to Understand the “Depth” of a Setting A story’s setting comprises more than buildings and roads and flora and mountains in the background. Setting involves an entire environment: furniture, weather, people, tolls, toys, clutter, lighting, odors. In a word, details. The ambiance you seek to create comes from carefully selecting telling detail. Failure to Use Words as Symbols of Atmosphere and Mood Make the sentences in your narrative do double, even triple duty. A room, for example, can evoke … Learn More →