Sunday, September 16, 2007

Possibilities of Secret Passages

Sometimes, life drops little hints. Others, it beats you over the head.

Charles has been saying a lot of interesting things about setting and world-building lately. He also has a real gift for scenic description. Then I stumbled across this discussion of the role of setting in art and fiction.

The penny finally dropped. I see what I've been missing...

3 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Wow, thanks for introducing me to McGrath here. He sounds right down my alley. I love the quoted description. Old fashioned in a way, but eerie and effective. I think it's time for setting to get it's due.

H.E.Eigler said...

Setting is often the most neglected part of my writing. It just takes so much freakin effort! Glad it's coming together for you.

david hayes said...

I agree with h.e., setting is hard. I try my best to not to need it, but I always seem to.