WritingWednesday for May 1, 2013: Setting in Fiction

Setting is the stage for the drama of life. Whether set in a real place; a time past, present or future; or a fictional universe, a novel’s setting can be as crucial to the story’s narrative as characters. This week in #litchat WritingWednesday we’ll discuss how to write vivid settings in fiction. A selection of resources for understanding setting are listed below.

Writers Digest: The How of Where, by Chuck Sambuchino

Author’s Craft: Setting

Education.com: Using Setting and Building Sceneste

McPherson College: The Elements of Fiction—Setting by Bruce McPherson

The Editor’s Blog: What is Setting in Fiction by Beth Hill

Writing World: Four Ways to Bring Setting to Life, by Moira Allen