I have been writing for quite a while now. To my amazement, my writing style has improved. Or so I'm told. I haven't told anyone this yet, but a nagging problem continues to bug me. How do I set the ground work in a story? By this, I mean I am having issues setting up the world in my stories. No matter how hard I try, I myself am not satisfied with how I introduce characters. Or how their lives are before conflict comes in. Never mind that I get A's on my writing assignments in school. What I'm getting at is this: When I set up a story, it's not good enough for me. I can't convince myself that my work is gonna knock people's socks off. Any help would be appreciated. I am also open to how other writers on here set up their works.