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Setting (How to Write a Book)


  • Start with a tight focus on one feature before zooming out to reveal characters or setting – or start with landscape, then close in on the character.
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‘There are times in life when I have pondered my sanity,’ it began. ‘”They are all mad but me and thee and I have doubts of me.”‘

Amongst Women, John McGahern

The Beginning of an Idea

Beginnings are difficult. It’s easy to get lost in the potentials of a beginning and realize much later that nothing’s been started at all. I do this all the time. 448 more words