How to use setting to bring your story to life

Another writer with an awesome blog – Tauri Cox. In this blog post she writes about how the setting will bring your story to life.

Tauri Cox

A few weeks ago I read and reviewed Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi’s thesauruses on negative traits, positive traits, and emotions.

Then my obsession continued to grow. So I bought their two-part thesaurus on rural and urban settings.

Setting has always been something I’ve struggled with – or even forgotten – to include.

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Now each of these books contain a long list of potential settings from a country road to the back of a police car, and each lists sights, sounds, smells, tastes and textures that might be encountered.

They also include possible sources of conflict and people commonly found in each location Add a few tips from the authors and an example – you’ve got everything you need to write a strong setting for each scene.

But here’s the question: Does “where” really matter?

Keep reading for the answer…

HINT: I’t’s yes.


As a Vehicle for Conflict

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