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A Writer's Guide to Active Setting by Dianna Love, Mary Buckham

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Part Two

Emotion, Conflict, & Backstory

Overview

In strong writing there is always an overlap of craft techniques, and therefore more integration of the whole. Nothing lives in isolation. This is necessary both for combining the elements into a seamless unit and for helping you assimilate by repetition.

We’re looking at very different examples in this next section, so you don’t need to have read the earlier excerpts to understand and embrace the concepts here, but these concepts build on one another. They are blocks used to create a strong structure. The more you learn about writing Active Setting, the more you will be able to add depth and texture to your writing as you explore opportunities to use the material.

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