Setting

9 Literary Terms You Need To Know

9 Literary Terms You Need To Know

We need to know the basics of literature when we read and write. Literature includes fiction, memoir, drama, and poetry. We use certain literary terms to describe the structure of literary works. We have to know these terms if we are studying literary works or…
Back To Basics: 3 Steps To Setting

Back To Basics: 3 Steps To Setting

As we wrap up January of the New Year, we’re looking at the three basics of fiction writing, and we’ve covered plot and character and now we’ll finish it with a look at setting. Setting is almost like an unseen and silent character in your…
5 Ways To Sneak Setting Into Short Stories

5 Ways To Sneak Setting Into Short Stories

We need to convey a sense of setting in our short stories, which is a tall order, because of the length of the story. Hehe, see what I did there? We need to make our writing to work harder. We need it to do “double-duty”.…
Creating Tension In Characters, Plot, And Setting

Creating Tension In Characters, Plot, And Setting

A good plot is sustained by a single thread: tension. You can have conflicts and resolutions across the span of the story, but tension is the rope that joins it from beginning to end. Creating Tension In Characters, Plot, And Setting One way to create…
World-Building For Every Genre: The Ultimate Setting Checklist

World-Building For Every Genre: The Ultimate Setting Checklist

Last week I discussed the importance of setting and what we can learn from sci-fi and fantasy writers about world-building. By following  their guidelines, we can strengthen our setting and make our worlds more complete. Here is a checklist to get you started. Below the checklist…
7 Simple Things To Remember About Setting

7 Simple Things To Remember About Setting

You have these awesome characters, a thrilling plot, and an epic story goal, but where are they? You have to create a complete picture by including setting details. If you don’t, you run the risk of alienating your reader. We will not believe you, because…
Create a timeline for your story

Write Your Novel In A Year – Week 12: Time And Place

Welcome to week 12 of Anthony Ehlers's series that aims to help you write a novel in a year. Read last week's post here. Goal setting Continue planning your scenes or chapters. Create a timeline for your story. Breaking it down Lining up time This week, as we…
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