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Module 2: Story Heart

Lesson 4 (of 6) – Setting

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Playbook Action Step(s):

Action Step #1 – Your setting:

What is your story’s setting?

What is the backdrop that your story takes place?

– Describe your setting including at least 3 layers?

Your characters must live inside your setting, and your readers want to escape there. That means you must begin to know at least a few layers of your setting to make sure you’re on the right track to transport your readers
into your storyworld.

Note: Your setting can include many layers such as geography, time, weather, mood, culture, and more.

Questions to help you begin solidifying your setting: What kind of setting can help communicate your story’s chosen theme? Which setting could emotionally impact or physically challenge your protagonist while also playing to the strengths of your antagonist? What setting are you comfortable writing about that readers may find interesting?