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'Setting' refers to the stage a story is told upon. This is usually defined as a location for the story, but it can also include feelings, events, and even central objects. Anything the story is grounded in.

- basically setting up his information as being hugely important, refusing to reveal it, etc. If you manage this effectively, such a ploy can convince the reader of the exposition's importance. The interest …
answered Sep 2 '11 by Standback
the readers' interest. Convey your world by choosing a structure and a plot where the elements you want to convey feature heavily. If your setting elements are crucial to the plot, then the setting … information - instead, we can make it crucial. What you do here is identify the setting elements that you most want to convey. Then you construct the story around those elements - so that those …
answered Jun 16 '11 by Standback
later explanation. It's as much news to them as it is to the reader; that makes it very easy to understand that the reader is being called upon to revise his understanding of the setting - right along …
answered Apr 1 '12 by Standback
Myrcella wouldn't be returning to British Guiana again." Sometimes it's in having a clear arc within the pocket-setting, that clearly concludes. No dangling strings. We enjoyed that but we're moving … problems. Readers may love the setting, but as long as you've kept it in service to the specific story, you won't have left them expecting more. Balance is tricky and subjective. You're quite right to …
answered Jul 23 '19 by Standback