Making more of your setting

I've just read the excellent Deadfall, by Linda Fairstein (one of my regular favourites) and it struck me that there are some books that go beyond merely setting a story in a specific place; the very tentacles of the story worm their way through the whole location.  There's some extra special about that kind of … Continue reading Making more of your setting

Making my fictional home in Sheffield

It's hard working out where to set a novel.  Especially if you're hoping to have more than just one, it needs to be sustainable.  I explained last time about how I'd been originally planning somewhere entirely fictional but was persuaded to choose a real location.  I chose Sheffield because... It's Northern I felt very strongly … Continue reading Making my fictional home in Sheffield