Article on setting in fiction writing on Melissa Donovan’s blog

Melissa Donovan has an excellent piece on writing setting in fiction. You need a couple of sentences at the start of each scene to tell the reader  where we are. (I made this mistake numerous times in the first draft of my book. The reviewer kept writing, “Yes, but where are we?”)

Melissa’s blog is called “writingforward” and the article I’m referring to  is at


About Richard A Snow

I studied Economics at La Trobe University (getting a BEcHons and MEc). I was writing for newspapers, mostly on personal finance, from 1997 to 2006, part-time, while working as an Economist at Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance, and later as an Associate Lecturer at La Trobe university. I have a stock of older, published newspaper articles at
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