How to Write Rich and Vivid Settings

Everyone enjoys a rich, vivid story—but do you know how to paint such a beautiful and immersion tale? It comes down to descriptions, characters, and dialog—to name a few. Here’s an article from a fellow blogger who discusses how to get started and paint the world of your dreams. Enjoy.

Lorraine Ambers

The setting of your novel is just as important as character development and dialogue. It needs to accurately reflect the period or define the world-building making it as vibrating and sensory as possible. It’s much more than painting a picture, its a fine art of evoking the five senses to bring the story alive, immersing the reader into the world you’ve created.

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Whilst it’s tempting to fill your pages with purple prose and lengthy descriptions, be mindful that those approaches tend to bog a story down. Foreshadowing is a great tool that allows the writer to drip feed upcoming events; a carefully placed dagger might elude to a murder or a broken lock might reveal how a derelict house is broken into. However, relevance is vital, if that dagger isn’t going to be used to drive the plot forward don’t use it for the sake of embellishing a scene. Aside…

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