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What You Can Learn about Setting from Classic Sitcoms

Start with three basic sets

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Giving your novel a strong sense of place is vital to doing your part to engage the readers without confusing or frustrating them. Setting is a big part of this (though not the whole enchilada — there is also social context and historic period), and I often find writing students and consulting clients erring on one of two extremes.

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Sara Zarr

Sara Zarr

Sara Zarr is the author of eleven books, most recently This Creative Life: A Handbook for Writers. Find more at &

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