Posts made in November, 2017

Improving Your Story’s Setting with a Floor Plan

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in A Writer's Life, How to write, research | 0 comments

Improving Your Story’s Setting with a Floor Plan

Chances are, at some point in your story, your characters will spend some time in a building, and that means you need a map of that building, aka, a floor plan. Why Do I Need a Floor Plan? There are three main reasons why you should draw out your floor plans and not just keep them in your head: consistency, realism, and efficiency. 1. Consistency: don’t get lost in your own setting. Have you ever written something like this? “She woke up with the dawn’s light filling her bedroom” and then a few pages later: “From her bed she watched the sun set, then turned her...

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