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Feb 9, 2017 at 10:14 comment added TheTermiteSociety @Mussri This is a wonderful answer. You've summed up virtually everything anyone could need to know about place and setting in less than 600 words. Also, I'm not so into crime thrillers, but I might be tempted to read one set on a space station powered by magic.
Oct 19, 2012 at 14:29 comment added Mussri @Alenanno, The movies, yes. We don't have the books here so I haven't seen those. Still, start with a real place, change its name and just let it flourish to a setting as you go along with the story. So long as you don't introduce something to the setting only for a deus ex machina then any changes you make should be fine. But create some rules you never violate to give it some structure.
Oct 13, 2012 at 14:46 comment added Alenanno @Mussri Certainly not the books? Maybe you mean the movies (they are not 100% faithful to the books).
Oct 13, 2012 at 14:44 comment added Mussri @Alenanno, "Sherlock Holmes" I call that steam-punk :)
Oct 13, 2012 at 14:41 comment added Alenanno @Mussri Think about Murder, She wrote with Angela Lansbury/Jessica Fletcher or Hercule Poirot from Agatha Christie's books, or Sherlock Holmes. :)
Oct 13, 2012 at 14:30 comment added Mussri Sorry! But I always think of 'detective/crime fiction' as being in a surreal (most often steam-punk) setting/world... It's just how I see it so I think you need to think "Do I want it realistic or real?" to decide if you want a place or a setting. Go for the simple option if you want to focus on the detective/victim journey.
Oct 13, 2012 at 14:27 comment added Mussri @Alenanno, Aaaah! Well, you can change things around a bit, add a tinge of steampunk maybe and so on, then wrap all of this in a familiar society and a familiar place. In other words, give your place a name, imagine it was identical to a real place you know, spice it up as you go along.
Oct 11, 2012 at 13:20 history edited Mussri CC BY-SA 3.0
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Oct 11, 2012 at 9:22 comment added Alenanno Thank you Mussri, this is a really well-thought answer, but I'd like to point out a couple of things: I'm writing crime fiction so I'll be sticking to the real world, no weird magic or effects. Not because I don't like it, and I thought of setting it in some parallel world, but I wanted to write crime fiction, like Murder, She Wrote, or Poirot, or you know what I mean by now. :D So "the world" thing is out of my thoughts now. My concern was the place. Maybe I could choose a real city and just put fictional buildings. I don't know yet...
Oct 10, 2012 at 12:01 comment added Lauren-Clear-Monica-Ipsum I want to +10 this answer. Brilliant.
Oct 9, 2012 at 21:48 history answered Mussri CC BY-SA 3.0