With all the demands of beginning a novel, it’s easy to overlook setting and milieu. It can feel like background. But attention here is well worth it. Payoffs include:
- Snatching the competitive edge. Editors are jaded. Give them something new.
- Sparking your imagination. Mine your setting, and let it keep your writing fresh.
- Giving your story context and complexity.
- Using the sensual world to deepen characters and their emotions. Read More…