Monday, March 30, 2015

Monday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By:  Daniel Murphy

On its most basic level, the setting of your story is simply the location at which your story takes place, like a set to a stage show. This includes the location, the immediate surroundings, the weather and the time. But quite often, the setting is much more than just the ‘where and when’ of your story.

The setting will show much about your characters – their lifestyle, how they respond to recognizable and unfamiliar environments and how they are feeling. The description of an environment familiar to the reader can even direct them to special memories of their own. Rather than simply throwing your characters into an apartment building ‘just because’, consider how that setting will affect your characters and your plot. Think about how the location and time can be symbolic or metaphorical.


The type of story you are writing will have a significant impact on the way you describe your setting. In a thriller, the author employs dark imagery and metaphor to evoke a feeling of discomfort in the reader.

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Read the full article HERE!

If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Applying Professional Design Principles to Book Cover Design - Part I - Where Writers Win
  2. How to build the ultimate author website (in 1 hour) | Tim Grahl
  3. Anne R. Allen's Blog: How to Write a Prize-Worthy Short Story: A Step-by-Step Guide
  4. Writer Beware®: The Blog: Who's Running Your Writers' Group? Why You Should Be Careful
  5. Maybe novels should be written like movies. - Venture Galleries
  6. 3 Awesome Plot Structures For Building Bestsellers | She's Novel
  7. Literary Devices: Setting - Writer's Edit
  8. Your Novel's Most Important Relationship
  9. The Official SCBWI Conference Blog: Stacy Whitman on Writing for a Diverse Audience
  10. My Favorite Form of Fiction-Writing: The Novella | Jamie Todd Rubin
  11. 13 Ways To Start A Story - Writers Write
  12. Five Possible Reasons Why I Didn’t Endorse Your Novel | WordServe Water Cooler
  13. Always have a good mystery hidden away in your story. - Venture Galleries
  14. The Millions: The Art of the Chapter
  15. The Writers Alley: Character Personality Class.4 The Thinker.Organizer
  16. Reference For Writers, Body Language: Eyes
Happy writing and running, Kathy 

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