Definition: What is setting? Why do we need it?

All story (or memoir or narrative non-fiction) happens somewhere — in a setting — from an epic fantasy world, to a one-room literary novel, to a globe-trotting thriller, to a personal travel memoir.

In this first video, I go through definitions — what is a setting? What is a world? Why do we need to write better settings and evoke a sense of place in the reader?

Plus, examples of appropriate settings by genre, and a writing exercise.

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