Writing Powerful Scenes: Why Choosing The Right Setting Is So Important

I really enjoyed reading this. Setting is something we don’t hear a lot about (not like say plot). I especially enjoyed the part about making the emotional connection between the setting and character.

Kobo Writing Life

By Angela Ackerman

Many authors, when in the throes of scene planning, are all about the action. They know who the players are, what they feel, and what needs to happen. With those three biggies squared away, it’s really just a matter of pounding out the words, right?

Nope.

A critical piece of the puzzle needs our attention first: choosing where the action takes place. And this storytelling element, the setting, deserves our respect. It’s no slap-dash backdrop, no mere stage for the characters to stomp across while DOING VERY IMPORTANT THINGS.

Choosing The Right Setting Will Transform Your Scene

It’s true; the setting is powerful. It pulls everything together like a magnet, shaping the events  and infusing your characters with a depth that cannot otherwise be achieved.

Don’t get me wrong, the action is important—very much so. Your characters have a job to do in each scene; they do…

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