Saturday, February 15, 2014

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By: Mary Buckham (@MaryBuckham)

Remember the last novel you read where you were so deep into the world of the story you didn’t want to leave it? Where you felt you could hear and taste and touch what the characters heard, tasted and touched? I call this Active Setting and something that some writers do so well and others, not so well.
What is Active Setting and how can it make a difference in our novels?

Setting can add so much to your story world or it can add nothing. When creating Active Setting we’re looking to add subtext in our writing, a deeper way for your reader to experience your story. Instead of simply describing a place or thing for the sake of description, look closely at how to maximize what we are showing the reader.

It’s amazing what Active Setting can do to enhance a story or, with the lack of it, flatline your novel.  Elements of Active Setting can include:

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If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again: 
  1. Writing Active Settings @ MaryBuckham What is Active Setting and how can it make a difference in our novels?
  2. How to See When Someone Unfriends You on Facebook
  3. Daily Dialogue — February 14, 2014 | Go Into The Story
  4. Traditional Publishers | The Passive Voice |
  5. Ebook Pricing: What You Think Your Book Is Worth vs. The Point at Which It Will Make the Most Money | Lindsay Buroker
  6. Editing IS Marketing: Boning Up on First Impressions - Marketing Tips For Authors
  7. Karen Woodward: Homo Sapiens vs Homo Fictus: What's The Difference?
  8. AUTHORS: When is it time to let beta readers/editors read your work? | Creative Writing with the Crimson League
  9. A Brain Scientist's Take on Bad Reviews | The Creative Penn
  10. Are you my reader? | Holly Lisle: Official Author Homepage
  11. Finding a Balance Between Writing and Marketing by Joshua Graham
  12. Animal Adjectives  Daily Writing Tips
  13. The Character Therapist: Trilogies v. Three-Deckers: Let Us Know Up Front!
  14. Why Podcasting Is a Trend Marketers Need to Follow | Social Media Examiner
  15. The Masquerade Crew Basic Promotional Package: Worth it? | Girl Who Reads
  16. Writers Really Need To Collaborate
  17. The Other Side of the Story: What Downton Abbey Can Teach us About Tension
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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