Have you ever read a book that made you feel as though you were experiencing the story alongside the character? Would you like to trigger a response like that in your readers? Setting includes aspects as diverse as accents, idioms, the five senses, and weather. Period, traditions, moral beliefs, customs, and the writer’s voice are all woven into the same tapestry that brings a story to life. Whether it’s your hometown or outer space, every location plays a vital role in adding depth and realism. This session details methods for making readers feel as though they are in the moment. You'll learn how to bring a setting to life, avoid the pitfalls of backstory and details, and create authenticity. You'll also get practical advice on engaging emotions and senses, adding physical realism, unifying scenes and plot threads, tightening suspense, and explaining and motivating a character.