You’ll notice that a lot of writers set their novels and short stories in places they either live in or have lived in. This may seem provincial, but in fact, it makes for good writing. If authors know a place well, they can create a realistic setting, an intriguing background for their writing. Setting is one of the important components of any piece of fiction.
The rest of the post can be found at Fiction and Research by Jacqueline Seewald.
~till next time, Helen
And if you haven't read Jacqueline's fiction, check out the following Tuesday Titles: The Killing Land or The Dark Moon Rising by this very talented author.