I talk a lot about place in fiction: setting, a sense of home, checking your maps…. Mostly in my classrooms, bit also online here is the blog, in writers forums, or in casual Facebook chats.
Now I’ve written an article about the interplay of place and character in fiction. It’s part craft, part Francine Prose-like close reading (if you’re a fan of Jonis Agee and/or Raymond Carver, you’ll enjoy my article).
It’s at Flash Fiction Chronicles. I hope you get something out of it. More importantly, I hope it sparks a conversation! If you have comments, please do start a discussion at Flash Fiction Chronicles!