We can’t begin to build our set until we’ve decided on time and place. Time decides technology, values, history, pace. Place adds definition to time. Together they impact our story with significant limitations and freedoms unique. Choosing time and place are essential ingredients to workability of plot, as well as growth and change of character. Careful attention to making this choice can be the difference between a tale that transports the reader from page to page in our tale, or to someone else’s story.