We don't need vast details about famous cities.
If we insert little-known information, we add value to our story.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Setting and Background in Fiction (Part 3 of 8)
If we make our story take place in a famous place such as Zurich or Athens, we want to be accurate. We also want to give details that most readers won't know. For instance, we might have the hero racing down Station Road in London, trying to elude his abductors. He rushes into the Betford Betting Shop. (I looked up the name and location on the Web.) One or two sentences will give readers not only a sense of place, but many of them haven't heard of a betting shop. That adds to your story.