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Setting Details—Mastering Technology

on August 3rd, 2013 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Technology is part of a story’s setting. Remember to include technology, especially in contemporary stories, if you want setting and background to feel authentic.

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Fish Out of Water, Character Out of Time

on November 18th, 2012 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

A character thrust into an unfamiliar world is a character off balance. Such characters should respond to the unusual in their lives. And their responses should draw them into deeper trouble.

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Check Your Facts

on November 7th, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Facts or setting details that are out of era or simply wrong weaken stories and distract readers. Check your story facts, check setting details, to keep stories tight and enjoyable.

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Setting—The Place and Time of Story

on October 15th, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Setting is the place and time of story. It can include physical locale and social milieu and the props that characters handle as they move through the story.

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