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A sense of where you are

I haven’t read anything by Jonathan Maberry, but I do like his blog confab on regional mysteries and the importance of a strong sense of place in storytelling. Since I have a crime novel manuscript currently stuck in publisher layoff limbo, one set in a working-class New Jersey town, I found much of the talk interesting, at the very least. No doubt about it: The setting in which your characters operate should be at least as well developed as the characters themselves.

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