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Setting in a Story

Setting is defined as the time and place where a story happens, but it’s much more than that. Effective settings help immerse the readers in the story with vivid descriptions and the use of the five senses. Settings should support character and plot development. Resources on this page provide specific suggestions that will help you write great settings.

I’m always finding new great resources and adding them, so this page will grow. Come back often to see what’s new!

Location, Location, Location

Four Ways to Bring Settings to Life

The Art of Description: Eight Tips to Help You Bring Your Settings to Life

Setting: The Key to Science Fiction