This is my garden last summer with lots of beautiful dahlias. My garden looks very different every year!
I am writing in the garden. To write as one should of a garden one must write not outside it or merely somewhere near it, but in the garden. Frances Hodgson Burnett
Frances Hodgson Burnett, playright and author of romance novels but best known for her children's books including The Secret Garden, A Little Princess and Little Lord Fauntleroy, reminds writers that we need to immerse ourselves in setting to write setting well. The passage in the Secret Garden where Mary discovers the beauty of the garden is well etched into my mind because of Mrs. Burnett's skill as an author. That part of the novel is true she really did discover a secret garden. How do you integrate setting into your manuscript or stories to move the plot forward?
Today read Creating The Perfect Setting and make your own list of what a perfect setting is for you.Now get back to work!
The Writing Nag
Labels: Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden, writing setting