The Right Writing

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Common setting failures

  • Resources don’t come from anywhere.  If your characters live in a society where everybody is watched, how in the world do they find the manpower to watch everybody?  If the world is one big city, where does food come from?
  • Random strangers don’t notice the plot taking place. If applicable, bystanders might even call the police. 
  • The characters don’t match the environment. People are heavily influenced by their societies. Not everybody can be an *omg so kewl rebble* who defies every single expectation (and ends up with a system of morals similar to the system in the author’s society).
  • The setting has no influence on the plot. Why’d you choose that setting, then?

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