This week on Hide and Create, Diana Rowland, Jordan Ellinger, Joshua Essoe, and David Dalglish discuss how to craft compelling and believable settings.
As an editor, one of the most frequent hiccups I see in the manuscripts submitted to me are confusing or vague settings. Sometimes the author has forgotten to write one altogether. This, as you might imagine, could hamper your readers’ enjoyment or comprehension — not to mention your ability to get the story sold.
So today, ask not what your setting can do for you, but what you can do for your setting.