Using Setting to Establish Character in the First Page

I’ve been working on a multi-POV novel lately, and I’ve had to introduce several new viewpoint characters. I’m discovering that one of my favorite ways to quickly immerse readers in each new character is through the setting. The great thing about this trick is that your words can do double duty. When you introduce aContinue reading “Using Setting to Establish Character in the First Page”

Setting Ain’t Nothing Without Character

A while back, I was writing a scene set in New York, and it was no good. I’d put in all these little details I’d actually seen in New York myself, and I’d used the internet to double check everything I remembered, and made heavy use of Google Maps… but it still didn’t seem likeContinue reading “Setting Ain’t Nothing Without Character”