"Anyone who has lived to the age of eighteen has enough stories to last a lifetime." - Flannery O'Connor
"It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way." - Ernest Hemingway

6 Tips on Bringing Settings to Life

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Which story setting to use? Backdrop vs. integral 
Don’t copy favorite characters, settings 
Describe setting from characters’ perspectives  
Keep freeze-frame in story brief, relevant 
Avoid reader confusion by anchoring story 
Avoid using tropes in your story

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