How to Quickly Establish the Setting in Scenes – by C.S. Lakin…

on Elizabeth Spann Craig site:

Setting is largely ignored by writers, and that’s a shame. Setting is not only important in fiction to transport your readers into your story, it’s one of the most versatile tools in your writer’s toolbox.

Regardless of whether the setting is an important element in a particular scene, or you want to be vague, or you’re continuing with your characters in the same place as the prior scene, you should always have your character notice something about his surroundings to ground the character in location early on.

Every time you put your character in a new/different place, you need to establish the setting. Even if your character has been there before, there are always ways he is interacting with the setting.

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