Wednesday Writing — Unexpected Settings

Teagan's Books

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

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Welcome, everyone.  I hope you’re ready to take on this midweek hump and then coast down the other side.  Although, taking it easy doesn’t mean we can’t still think and learn. 

Speaking of thinking, let’s ponder storytelling.  One way to make your story stand out is to set it in a location that is outside the usual places where movies and books take place.

This post is about using unusual or unexpected settings in writing.

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I’ve done it before, but my settings either came to me with the story idea, or in the case of blog serials, they were inspired by the random reader things that drove those serials.  However, in my novella, A Peril in Ectoplasm, I made a conscious decision to use an unexpected location (Coral Gables, Florida). I’m also sharing some images I made for the interior of the book.

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