This is one of the best articles I’ve read lately on writing from K.M. Weiland: a fighter, a writer, a child of God. The award-winning and internationally published author of the best-selling Outlining Your Novel and Structuring Your Novel. Weiland writes historical and speculative fiction and mentors authors.
Nobody said it better than John Dufresne in The Lie That Tells a Truth:
Place connects characters to a collective and personal past, and so place is the emotional center of story. And by place, I don’t simply mean location. A location is a dot on the map, a set of coordinates. Place is location with narrative, with memory and imagination, with history. We transform a location into a place by telling its stories.
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