- Lay down the locale. Bad neighborhood? What are the buildings like?
- Time is important. What’s the time of year? Time of day?
- How’s the lighting and temperature?
- Decide on the geography.
- Were there ever any historic events there?
- Decide what the people are like there.
- How can the setting affect the story or characters?
- How long should you focus on describing the setting?
- When should you describe the setting?