Posted on 05/01/2019 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A fair amount of writing advice focuses on complex characters and engaging plots, but less focus is placed on setting.

Don’t believe setting deserves the same emphasis as the others?

Consider memorable places in novels like Mars (The Martian), the Overlook Hotel (The Shining), and East and West Egg (The Great Gatsby), says Kyle A. Massa of ProWritingAid. There's no denying that the physical settings play key roles in those stories' plots.

Massa reminds writers of five questions often considered when creating characters and explains how they apply to the setting — as well as how those answers benefit your overall work — in a guest post on The Creative Penn.

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