Tag Archives: description

Questions 708 – Where is the Setting?

Ian asks: “I’m struggling to find current examples of rich setting. Have authors stopped using setting, or am I not looking in the right place?”

Resources Mentioned

The Girl with the Deep Blue Eyes by Lawrence Block
Choke by Chuck Paulinuk
Setting: How to Create and Sustain a Sharp Sense of Time and Place in Your Fiction by Jack Bickham

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Questions 377: Character Description and Artistic Integrity

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Zoe asks: “What factors should I keep in mind when describing characters – especially fantasy or sci-fi characters – by their race or species?”

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Questions 326 Describing Character

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Roland asks: How do I describe characters of different ethnicities so it’s clear to the reader, but not jarring?

Resources Mentioned

Robert J. Sawyer blog post “Is it racist to mention skin color?”

Questions 238: Transparent Worldbuilding

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Vega asks:
“What is transparent worldbuilding, and how does it work?”

Resources mentioned:
Dune by Frank Herbert
The Menace From Earth by Robert A. Heinlein
Stories From The Twilight Zone by Rod Serling
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez