Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Setting and Background in Fiction (Part 6 of 8)

If we choose the right background, the setting itself can become an element of suspense. What if she is to meet someone at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. after dark? What about being the only person waiting for a MARTA train in Atlanta and a man comes down the escalator? He stares, right hand in a coat pocket, and steps toward her.

The background itself can add suspense.

1 comment:

  1. I guess I never thought of background as a way to move the story forward and keep the reader engaged. Thank you!

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