Between sending in this answer and now, I got a beta critique that also said I need a lot more detail when it comes to setting.
Writing doesn’t always come easy. In fact, it’s a rather lengthy process that is hardly easy at all. Everyone has something they’re good at and something they find very challenging to do. This week’s question was asked by Amy Morris-Jones.
I think creating a coherent and controlled plot is my biggest problem. My characters are basically people, so I’m rarely concerned about them, and I’ve been working on my setting for more than a decade so could probably detail it down to individual blades of grass if pressed. But actually figuring out how to push all the characters into one place, keep them there, and make them do something dramatic and purposeful, can take me a long time to get right. My first book spent a decade being rewritten until I…
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