Maybe it is a well known fact to more experienced writers, I don't know, but I discovered that the book I'm writing is so much more fun to write when I like the setting, or when there is at least something interesting/unique about the setting. I'm writing a story, and what I've noticed is that I've gone from one interesting setting to the next. Not always my usual method. I've picked things that set the setting apart from all others, and boy does it keep the story fun to write. I've enjoyed writing this book from page one, so unlike with my stories in the past--which I usually abandoned before finishing, I do not think that I will have the slightest trouble getting at least the first draft written. I don't know if it is any fun to read, but I KNOW it sure has been fun to write. My own imagination is fully active when being this involved. I also remember in many of the books in the past that I read, the good ones always portrayed visually stunning settings. J.R.R. Tolkien for example, never had his characters just wandering through a bland forest. He would expand on the world and go into details of the past for that particular forest. Some would have a lingering fog, others would have living trees that kill people, others would have murderous, giant spiders and wood elves. Always something interesting about the setting. The same goes for the Harry Potter series. There was always something that made it interesting. Instead of just going to a bland school for wizards, they went to Hogwarts, a mysterious castle with too many secrets. Excellent setting doesn't just help the reader, it is more interesting for the writer as well.