“Places are never just places in a piece of writing. If they are, the author has failed. Setting is not inert. It is activated by point of view.”
— Carmen Maria Machado
At the request of a few patrons who suggested we tackle story settings for our March 28 Writing Corner, I prepared these in-depth notes on world-building and crafting setting, including a section on troubleshooting writers block when it comes to settings, a vocabulary guide, and five writing exercises (including prompts) to practise writing about places and settings.
I share the full document here with my patrons not only as a blog, but also as an exclusive and downloadable 14-page PDF at the end of this post.