Writing

How to Describe Setting in Literature

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Aug 23, 2021 • 3 min read

As a writer, you might want to dive right into your plot and start giving detailed character descriptions. But those characters and that story all need a space in which to exist—that space is the setting. Taking the time to properly describe your setting will give your book more vibrancy and keep your readers engaged.