Providing Mystery: Location

I want to thank you all for joining me, for this examination of mystery in fiction has renewed my enthusiasm amidst summer’s heat.

Mystery adds tension and suspense to a story and you should be careful to recognize its many forms so as to take advantage of their presence or add it for story enhancement. Sure, such elements are woven into a plot, but they exist in other forms and when we recognize that we can harness their energy. My perspective is fantasy, but this is true for most, if not all, genres.

This week I’m looking at location, which is related to setting, but they aren’t always the same thing. A story’s location doesn’t have to be unknown, it simply must have unknown elements that stir curiosity in the reader. They’re always there, so seek them out and draw the character’s attention to them. When it comes to world building the possibilities are endless.

For the full post please click HERE to see it on my website.

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About Ontyre Passages

Alive and well in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a fantasy writer who also dabbles in poetry, short stories, and map making. My Ontyre tales are an alternative fantasy experience, the stories rich in mystery, adventure, and romance. Alternative fantasy? Not quite steampunk. Not quite gothic. In truth, the real magic is in those who discover what's within.
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