Monday, October 15, 2012
Setting in Your World
And that leads us to the topic I want to discuss this week -- setting. I'm in Philly right now, and my most recent book takes place here. It's been fascinating to see the things and places I've written about up close. Being in the same place and feeling some of the same things as my main character is surreal.
Anyway, I wanted to start with a question and then I'll give my input into how/why/what I do with it on Wednesday. Complete with photographic detail. ;-) You don't want to miss it. The question is this:
How integral was the setting in the book you are reading/writing? How is it used? Is it more of a backdrop for the action or almost it's own character? Can you think of a way it could be used more effectively?