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Story setting ideas: 7 tips to immerse readers

Strong story setting ideas are easy to find. Story setting examples by authors who write brilliant description supply many insights. Here are 7 ways to immerse your readers in place and time:

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Plot and setting: Driving stories using time and place

Plot and setting are two essential elements of storytelling. Read tips, examples and exercises to make time and place drive story development:

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Vivid story setting description: Examples and insights

Vivid story setting descriptions helps us anchor a story’s action in place. Here are story setting description examples that reveal the varied functions of setting description:

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Elements of setting: How to create a vivid world

The elements of setting – time, place, mood, social and cultural context – help to make a novel feel real and alive.  Read more about using the ingredients of setting to make your story more vivid:

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How do you describe a place? 6 setting tips

The setting of your story is key to readers being able to imagine ‘being there’. How do you describe a place so it is characterful and contributes effectively to your story? Try these 6 tips:

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What is story setting? Mastering writing time and place

What is the setting of a story? Setting has two broad elements: Place and time. In a novel, it’s where and when the events of your chapters unfold. Read on for tips on creating detailed, involving settings in your story: 

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Story setting ideas: 6 effective setting examples and tips

The best book setting ideas are effective. In a novel where the author performs careful worldbuilding, the story setting enriches plot events with atmosphere and mood; context and contrast. Here are 6 story setting examples and tips we can gather from reading them:

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How to describe setting: 6 ways to bring setting to life

Knowing how to describe setting vividly helps you craft settings that mirror your characters’ psychologies and personalities. A character’s home, for example, can give readers insightful details about them. Here are six ways to bring setting to life (sign up to Now Novel to get feedback on your setting descriptions when you’re finished reading):

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Novel settings: 7 tips to get setting description right

Setting is the time and place that forms the backdrop for your story. Good novel settings require imaginative and vivid description. Immerse your readers in a mesmerizing fictional world and they will want to turn the page, not close the book. Here are 7 simple tips for getting your setting description right: