"Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something." - H. Jackson Brown Jr. (via observando)

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Crafting Unique and Interesting Locations


If your book requires a lot of scene changes, you should learn how to craft unique locations that help drive your story forward. In fantasy novels (or just most novels in general), no one wants to read a book where all the scenes takes place in the same location. Obviously this depends on your story, but you’ll most likely need to switch it up a bit.

Think about Harry Potter—most of the early books take place at Hogwarts, but Hogwarts is so interesting and there are so many mysteries, it never gets boring. Hogwarts itself is a location, but all the pieces that make up Hogwarts keep it fascinating. Even if the story does take place in the same location, you need to make that location interesting. There can be different aspects of it that you and your readers can explore, just like at Hogwarts.

Here are a few ways to craft unique and interesting locations for your story:

Think about how your scene would change in a different location.

Try imagining a scene in different locations and see what’s most interesting. A scene in a science fiction story might be more interesting in a busy space port, than in a boring normal room. The locations you choose should affect the story somehow. For example, a space port would allow you to explore the different types of people in your sci-fi world, which would let you explain how people interact with each other. Use the genre to your advantage and craft your locations accordingly.

P.S. I don’t really know if a space port is a real thing, but in my mind it’s an airport for space ships in the future. ^_^

Let your locations motivate you.

There are certain scenes that get me excited and I can’t wait to write them. That can have a lot to do with the location of your scene. If there’s a really cool place you want to explore in your own story, you’re probably excited about getting to it. That will help you stay on point with your writing goals. Don’t be afraid to try something new or create a location that you’re not sure is going to work. You might surprise yourself and add unique elements to your story you wouldn’t have otherwise. Locations can inspire you to take your story in a new direction, so let them!

If there’s a location you’re not sure about, take a little extra time to plan it out.

Sometimes we don’t plan out our locations enough because we think they’ll flesh themselves out. However, if you don’t truly know the scene you’re about to write, you run the risk of creating a boring story. Maybe sketch a room or write down what you want to be included. This might help you in the long run because you’ll have something to reference back to. You’ll also be able to figure out what you want each character to be doing and what the possible distractions are. Write enough so that your readers will be able to visualize it too.

-Kris Noel

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"So many roads. So many detours. But only one way - Jesus." - (via proverbs31v25)

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yeah clowns and heights are scary and all but have u ever clogged your friends toilet

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"If they ask you about me, tell them ‘She was the only girl who loved me with honesty, and I broke her." - Shahrazad al-Khalij (via samantha-joie)

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"Stories you read when you’re the right age never quite leave you. You may forget who wrote them or what the story was called. Sometimes you’ll forget precisely what happened, but if a story touches you it will stay with you, haunting the places in your mind that you rarely ever visit." - Neil Gaiman, M is for Magic (via observando)

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