on Fiction University:
Settings are an often overlooked aspect of a novel, yet they’re opportunities to bring your story’s world to life. Laurence MacNaughton returns to share three secrets for creating settings readers will get lost in.
There are three elements that make up every story: people, problems, and places. To form a good story, those elements need to be in balance, because each one affects the others. That’s why you need to put as much effort into the places in your story—your setting—as you do for your characters and your plot.