I’ve been taking an open online course from Iowa, and one of the classes that impressed me the most was the one on Setting.
I’ve always been complimented on how ‘vivid’ my writing is– so I thought maybe I’ve got this setting this down. Wrong.
I have much to learn on how to make the setting add a layer of meaning to my story.
It would be time well-spent, I promise. That’s an awesome story, and the tutor uses it well to illustrate her points.
This was a good lesson for me not to get into a comfort zone.
If you’re a writer, what role do you think setting plays in your story? As a reader, do you get engrossed in the world of the book you’re reading? Have you ever received a wake up call because you slid into a comfort zone?