Posted on 03/03/2022 at 09:04 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Setting can play a powerful role in any novel, but author Heather Mateus Sappenfield argues it has an especially important place (no pun intended) in middle-grade fiction.

That's because middle-grade readers are still in the process of defining their world, so (in Sappenfield's opinion) they will expect to see characters doing the same, even if they can't articulate that desire.

So, for advice on how to use setting to write powerful middle-grade fiction, check out her post at Writer's Digest.

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