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    • Li on April 11, 2015 at 10:20 AM

    Couldn’t agree more. The degree of cleanliness and order certainly sets my mood and expectations, in real life as well as in fiction.
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    1. Indeed. It can go a long way to setting the tone with subtle hints.

    • Hilary on April 11, 2015 at 10:48 AM

    Hi J – I guess the setting describes the way your character will behave too … I’d hate to have too much junk around .. sadly I have acres of paper … who’d be a blogger! Cheers Hilary
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    1. LOL! Paper and books are never junk. They’re ideas waiting for mental download. 😉

  1. I never really thought about the setting being a character itself but that is so true! I love your posts, they’re very thought provoking and I enjoy reading them. Also the meme at the top is both hilarious and true 🙂
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    1. I’m glad that you’re enjoying. Thanks for stopping in.

    • Maria on April 12, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    I love these writing tips from A to Z on setting. Great stuff. I will definitely book mark and be back for more. Thanks for sharing your insights and expertise. And thanks for visiting me during the A to Z challenge. Maria
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    1. I’m glad you stopped in.

  2. Thank you for pointing out that setting is very much a character in its own right. I often think of the ship “Serenity” on Firefly and Joss Whedon’s comments on the same subject.
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    1. Telling you how much I agree with you on this would take an entire post. Perhaps a month of posts. Serenity was certainly a character, and the other characters treated her as such. It’s one of the few shows that could make the audience genuinely care when a spaceship needed repair.

  3. Lots of food for thought here. I created a world in my series where one half of the world is free of junk – food waste gets vapourised. And the other half is full of dirt and disease. It goes a long way to creating the setting. BTW I read your story on the word I used today. It was great, much better than mine!
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    1. That sounds like a great world for a story. Is it available in a book I can add to my Goodreads or Amazon list?

  4. I like the idea of setting-characters! Good post.

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    1. Thanks.

    • Jetgirl on April 16, 2015 at 10:33 AM

    Just catching up reading these A to Z’s…you are really giving this reader a “behind-the-scenes” look at writing! Settings-as-characters, that’s amazing! I didn’t realize how much this has drawn me into stories that I have enjoyed reading.
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    1. You are so very welcome. Writing is the rare bit of magic that peeking behind the curtain makes it easier to appreciate. And knowing the structure and such authors are prone to use can make writing book reviews easier as well.

    • jacop3c on November 19, 2016 at 9:58 AM

    Great post. I like the idea of setting-characters! Thanks for the shearing. http://www.costaricadreams.com/
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