Setting is like an iceberg | A Writer of History

So what exactly is setting as it relates to historical fiction? I’ll attempt to answer that, but I know that my answer will be incomplete. In addition, many of the items listed below also fit into the category of world building – I’m having trouble separating the two!

The lists in this article are quite useful; setting is much more than just the physical environment.

via Setting is like an iceberg | A Writer of History

2 thoughts on “Setting is like an iceberg | A Writer of History

  1. Interesting! I started a novel maybe 16 years ago and if this crisis continues I may move from blogging, to working on it again. It does have a “heart of darkness” since one of the main protagonists gets caught up in the Rwanda genocide so there is quite a lot of history, yet that is not for me the main point of it – it is to put the character under extreme stress – something I once criticized Thomas Hardy for in his final novel – Jude the Obscure – ah well, we grow, we change…

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