February 23, 2022

Do The Books You Read Have Settings?


Susan Reichert

Settings are most important in our writing of fiction and nonfiction.

In February, of 2019, Connie Mann wrote a post for Suite T, that I often go back and read when I am writing because it brings attention to the importance of a setting.

Here is the date, title, and link for you:

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, Wait, Where are we Again?

By Connie Mann

Connie asked the question, “Have you ever started reading a book and several chapters in, had to flip back to the beginning to see if you’d missed clues as to where you were?”

I have had that happen many times. Having to flip back to the front to see if I missed where the story is taking place. Maybe you have too. See what she says about that in her post Wait, Where are we Again?

Connie is the author of Beyond Risk, (Florida Wildlife Warriors #1), Beyond Power (Florida Wildlife Warriors Book #2) the Safe Harbor series (Tangled Lies, Hidden Threat, Deadly Melody), as well as Angel Falls and Trapped!

Updated in August 2021, The Master Class staff article they wrote, How to Create a Vivid Setting for Your Story is an excellent article to help with our knowledge of settings.

Their opening sentence explains why settings are important in our writing. It read,

“A detailed setting draws your readers into the world you’ve built, allowing them to inhabit the storyline. Learn the core elements of setting and apply them to your own writing.”

In their article you will find these items:
What Is Setting?
How to Create a Vivid Setting for Your Story
5 Exercises for Writing Vivid Settings
Want to Learn More About Writing?

I think you will find Connie Mann’s post enlightening as well as the article

from the Master Class most helpful in your writing of settings.

Happy Writing!

1 comment:

  1. Great article! Kelly Irvin did a great job with setting in
    Trust Me!