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  1. Rosyln

    Rosyln New Member

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    Need a place!!!!

    Discussion in 'Setting Development' started by Rosyln, May 24, 2012.

    Hi guys....
    I need your help. I've been writing a novel on fantasy and fiction. I've written down 200 pages. But what i need to know is whether it is compulsory to add a place in it to describe a character's whereabouts or its not important. I mean i don't find any place suiting my character's fight i.e, climax where she jumps down from a cliff to sacrifice herself and falls in the sea. But she is partially dead. So guys please tell me is it important to add a place or I can just continue with my story.
    The story takes place in a partial real and partial fantasy world.

    If its a yes and its important then please suggest some places where there is a cliff and sea.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Lorddread

    Lorddread Contributing Member

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    Does it take place in the "Real world"? We need some more details.
     
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    It's not important unless it IS important to the story.
     
  4. Fivvle

    Fivvle Contributing Member

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    Well, there needs to be a definite sense of setting there. Otherwise, the reader will be lost as to where anything is happening.

    As to the question about a cliff over the sea... I just think of places on the East Coast here in America.
     
  5. MissRis

    MissRis Contributing Member

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    If there has to be a cliff and a sea I would imagine it would have to be somewhere either on the east or west coast (Canada or US) by the ocean. I mean, you're not going to find the ocean in Saskatchewan, Canada -- more wheat fields and nothingness, but there's tons of ocean and cliffs in Newfoundland, PEI, Nova Scotia etc.

    Is your question more related to naming a "real world" location? (i.e. New York City?) In my story the "real world" is obviously placed in North America, but I haven't specified a city, province/state, or country. I haven't decided if I want to make it a particularly Canadian location or if that is alienating to American readers. Regardless, my inspiration was the suburban city and its surroundings that I mostly grew up in as my inspiration for the city the MC lives in.

    I hope this helps?
     

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