Are you Using your Setting Effectively?

Setting is the when and where of your story.  On the surface, it can seem simplistic, maybe even boring. Who wants to read long pages of description? Those are the pages that as readers we skim over until “something starts happening.” Ever done that? If...

Is your setting a character or a backdrop?

I hope everyone is either having (or had) a happy Spring Break! I had the opportunity to go snorkeling this week. If you’ve never snorkeled, basically you float on top of the ocean and stare down into a completely other world. Everything about it is different...