Welcome back to The Writing Apothecary podcast and to our next lesson on setting. Today we’re looking at setting and characters, the details, the reality and a brief look at pace in time
The setting your characters are in is also as important as their voice is to them. With setting it can play a big role in who your character is. A setting elevated how your character dresses, talks, socialise, works, eats etc. Much like animals, humans behave in a certain way in their natural habitat, so placing your character in a space that is familiar to them will make it easy on them, but that doesn’t mean that you should.
The major points of today’s podcast are:
- You don’t want setting to be the main plot point, but you do want your readers to know where your character is.
- Setting can be a character in itself, treat it like it is.
- You need to know the details of the setting and somtimes only you need to know them so you can articulate it to your readers.
- Use the senses to explain your setting.
- Pacing is important as it helps set the tone of the story.
There is so much to explore with character and the details of your setting. It’s such an important part of your story, but then again what part isn’t?
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