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Tag Archives: Settings


Like most writers, I have a day job (or three) and one of them is teaching creative writing. I like to start any new writers’ workshops with an exercise to … Continue reading

October 19, 2015

The Weight of Souls Movie by Bryony Pearce

I am tackling the easiest part of my Movie first: the setting. Most of the book is set in present day London with locations ranging from Shepherds Bush to Hammersmith, … Continue reading

June 25, 2014

Researching your setting (or It’s a hard life being an author)

I quite often start with setting. I find quirky, unusual places (like this one or this one) so inspiring and frequently find the settings suggest the characters and plot. We … Continue reading

November 1, 2013 · 6 Comments

Ruined Castles, Secret Passageways & Haunted Inns

This week on Author Allsorts we’re talking settings. Settings are key to the atmosphere of your writing, but have you ever thought how they can also reflect your characters? Before … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · 4 Comments

Ask the Allsorts – What’s Your Favourite Setting From Another Author’s Book?

It’s Ask the Allsorts time again! This month, we’re discussing our favourite settings from other authors’ books.   Sangu Mandanna I absolutely adore the setting of Sorry-in-the-Vale in Sarah Rees … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

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