Setting is a topic often neglected in text books on writing. Yet setting is an important element in all writing, especially in fiction. Setting is the building blocks by which we create a world our reader has never experienced, a world both sensorial and subjective. In unfolding our world we mustn’t assume anything about our reader’s background. Our job is to paint each scene in a video panorama of detail sufficient to bring our story to breathing life. To perform our task successfully, we must consider certain crucial elements like time and place.

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