Scene-setting is one of the hardest parts of the author’s job, especially if you’re dealing with made-up worlds and locations. Even if you’re basing the story in the modern, known world, you will need to set the scene for your readers. That can be anything from describing the room they’re in, or a whole country.
The problem when it comes to scene-setting is the level of detail involved. Too much and it’s overwhelming or boring, too little and the book becomes a blank stage without any real environment for the characters.
In this episode, we talk about finding that balance to make your world immersive.
First aired April 17, 2023.