Location, Location, Location: the Importance of Setting in Fiction
Novels are clearly about people and their stories. But I have always been a great believer in the importance of setting in fiction. It influences characters in so many ways and can tell you a lot about them. You also have to create a believable world for your readers to see in their mind’s eye.
This was reinforced for me when the author Tracey Warr gave a workshop at our local Parisot Writing Group this week.