Settings….

Hello all! Diana here. As you may know I am just in the very very early stages of writing a novel, (well, if you don’t count Rosaline *clears throat uncomfortably*)

It has all been very fun, but you know, to me, one of the most exciting parts about beginning a new story is thinking of the setting. I have to have an image in my mind of where this story will take place, or at least begin, before I write a word. There is something almost magical about describing a new place in my writing.

Is it that way with you? What are some of your favorite settings that you have either written or read about?


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9 Responses to Settings….

  1. Shari says:

    Such pretty pictures! I agree with you. There’s something almost magical about picturing – and then getting to describe – a new setting. Whether it’s one you’ve created or an actual place that you get to paint through your eyes, it’s just inspiring :)

  2. Those are amazing pictures! Where do you find them? I usually search google images for inspiration, but they aren’t as cool as yours. Which probably means your book will be much cooler than mine too.

  3. I pretty much think traveling the world is the ONLY way I can become sufficiently familiar with my settings to write. At least I tell my husband that.

    But traveling does inspire me to write and the right setting is just pleading for a story to go in it.

  4. SOMEONE WRITE A BOOK SET IN THE UNDERWATER ONE. LIKE, NOW.

    I WON’T STOP WRITING IN CAPS UNTIL YOU DO.

    KTHNXBYE

  5. Seriously, though I love these pics!

    P.S. haha @ Charlotte. A brilliant idea! “We have to go to China, Hubby! It’s important for my writing!”

  6. Leigh says:

    Ooooh, I really love the library with the trees in it. I want that in my house, I could write there. I love to write outside, what better than a library with a tree in it.

  7. R.S.J. says:

    That’s why we read and write – to escape! I love getting lost in the settings/worlds I’ve created :)

  8. Diana says:

    Shari- I like thinking about it as painting like you said. Nice imagery!

    Jessie- I love google search, but unfortunately Google search skills do not equal writing skills :(

    Charlotte- It is true that when you have been to a place it is much easier to write effectively about it.

    Ren- I knew you would like that one :)

    Leigh- Isn’t that one cool? It just feels like there is a story behind it!

    R.S.J- So true :)

  9. Setting’s a pretty major piece for me. On the last first draft I wrote, the story was originally set in a town. Nothing special there, and it wasn’t really clicking.

    Then I decided to set it on a cruise ship, and POW! Instant awesome. :)