Check out this great post by guest blogger and author Esther Chilton on the topic of creating atmosphere in fiction from Hugh’s Views and News blog.
Today, I’m delighted to welcome Esther Chilton to my blog.
While I’m putting the finishing touches to my next short story collection, Esther kindly accepted my invitation to write a guest post. This is a must-read for anyone who is in the process of writing fiction, whether it is for an upcoming book, competition, for publication in a magazine, or as a blog post. Esther gives lots of great writing advice and tips over on her blog.
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To be successful, a short story or novel needs to develop a strong sense of atmosphere. This draws your readers into your story so they can imagine this world you are creating. It also sets up expectations for them and gives them information about the characters they’re likely to meet in your story.
Here are some ways to help you ensure your readers feel as if they’re right there alongside your…
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