5. Never neglect setting.*

7 Tips for Writing Crime Fiction

by Dana Stabenow

(written for Writer’s Digest)

5. Never neglect setting.* It’s key to everything that follows. What does it look like, smell like, sound like, feel like? What effect does the setting have on the characters, and why? Once you figure out setting, you can figure out who lives there and after that what they’re up to. 

*Maps are always good, for you and for the reader.


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