Writers Talk 11 - The 8 Elements Of Setting

Writers Talk 11 | The 8 Elements Of Setting


Welcome to our podcast series, Writers Talk. In our eleventh podcast, we talk about the eight elements of setting.

Previous podcasts:

  1. Writers Talk 1 | Neil Gaiman
  2. Writers Talk 2 | Writing A Book In A Year
  3. Writers Talk 3 | Star Wars
  4. Writers Talk 4 | Top 100 Fantasy Books
  5. Writers Talk 5 | Short Stories
  6. Writers Talk 6 | Fantasy Sub-genres
  7. Writers Talk 7 | Dialogue
  8. Writers Talk 8 | My Year Of Writing
  9. Writers Talk 9 | Journey To The West
  10. Writers Talk 10 | Creativity & Imagination

Writers Talk 11 | The 8 Elements Of Setting

This week Christopher Dean is talking with Mia Botha from deadlinesforwriters.com about the elements of setting.

Mia also facilitates courses and writes weekly blog posts for Writers Write. She has published the Setting Up The Setting Workbook

We discuss:

  1. The eight elements of setting.
  2. Why setting is fundamental to your story.
  3. Why you need to include all the elements of setting.
  4. Why setting is not just for Sci-Fi and Fantasy.

Suggested resource:

  1. The Setting Up The Setting Workbook – This workbook with its lessons, examples, and exercises will teach you all about the eight elements of setting.

Suggested reading:

  1. The Unintended Consequences Of A Lack Of Setting
  2. 6 Quick Fixes For Adding Setting To Your Story
  3. How To Use Setting As A Source Of Conflict
  4. How Setting Influences The Elements Of Your Story
  5. Worldbuilding: The Ultimate Setting Checklist
  6. 5 Ways Setting Affects Your Characters
  7. 12 Crucial Things To Remember About Setting In Storytelling

What Is Writers Talk?

Writers Talk is the Writers Write podcast where our podcast hosts talk about everything to do with writers and writing.

The podcast is a more intimate setting that we will use to tell you how we feel about writing, writers, and the books they write.

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  1. Have an interest in writing and books and want to expand your knowledge.
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The Podcast Hosts

Christopher :Luke Dean Christopher Luke Dean writes and facilitates for Writers Write. Follow him on Twitter: @ChrisLukeDean

More Posts From Christopher:

  1. A Quick-Start Guide To Writing Fantasy
  2. Writers Talk 10 | Creativity & Imagination
  3. Writers Talk 9 | Journey To The West
  4. The Way Of The One – For Writers
  5. Characters & The Rule Of Two For Writers

Mia Botha Mia Botha is an author, writing coach, short story expert, and the creator of the Deadlines For Writers website. She is the author of a number of workbooks on writing, including the Setting Up The Setting Workbook and her latest, The Dialogue Workbook.

More Posts From Mia:

  1. How Writing Routines Enhance Your Writing
  2. How To Turn Your Short Story Into A Novella
  3. How To Critique With Kindness – A Writer’s Guide
  4. 7 Questions For Writers On Rejection
  5. 6 Tips For Finding Your Writing Tribe

The Last Word

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