Fascinating, and really helpful. I wrote a dystopian imagining during the Autumn months and I am about to embark on a second draft ... I know little of the craft of writing, but I do love spilling words onto blank pages. I realise, reading this, that the Zone at the heart of the tale would merit way more lingering detail as a basis for steering the story in the direction it needs to go in. I shall be saving this post and re-reading it plenty as I go through the editing process. Thank you. Barrie

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Love this, Yasmin!

Thank you so much for this!

I've always struggled with place writing.

I find it exhausting having to add that much detail, so sometimes, I avoid it completely and focus on the characters.

But now I see just how important it is!

I'll definitely give it another try. And another, and another!

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