How to Manage Places and Setting Sketches in Scrivener

A novel’s setting can be as important as its characters. Setting affects characters and plot because of its landscape, terrain, weather, and more. Not all fiction is heavily dependent on setting, but if you are writing a novel with a variety of settings, or where setting affects the plot, then you need to describe them so the reader can feel like they are there. And setting can be important in some non-fiction as well, helping people understand the context of what is being discussed.

Scrivener’s Setting Sketches are specific files that are stored in the app’s Binder, which you can use to describe the settings in your project, and to help you keep track of the unique elements of each location. Here’s how to use Setting Sketches in Scrivener.

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