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Setting - time and place


“An author knows his landscape best; he can stand around, smell the wind, get a feel for his place.”
― Tony Hillerman






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Getting To Know You


In our free, 30 minute phone consultation, we'll take a look at your project and determine your goals for your book and as an author. We'll design a focused plan for the next four weeks based around your specific writing needs so that you have a clear idea of what you want and how to get it.


Week One


What is a setting? Is it just merely saying that your novel is set in this place at this time? Or is it more than that? Answer: it’s more than that. A setting is a time and a place, yes, but it also sets the mood, tone, and plot for your entire story. Think about some classics - -what if they paid no attention to setting. What if the Lord of the Rings was set in modern day New York City? What if Divergent was set in the early 19th century rather than a post-apocalyptic future world? It would make for some fun adaptations, that’s for certain. While the characters and basic plot would remain the same, the overall book would be completely different. Time and place matters. Experimentation with putting your manuscript in a different time and place


Week Two


Identity Crisis – Setting As Character: Setting itself can oftentimes be its own character. Pemberly is as foreboding and proud as the man who resides there.  District 12 is an extension of the desolation that its inhabitants feel in The Hunger Games. A town or city can be just as memorable as the characters themselves, and oftentimes, they can be an extension of the characters. Oftentimes, they can be characters themselves.


Week Three

Setting: How it builds the story and plot. - a perfect pairing course


Week Four

Every good book ends with a strong conclusion. In this final session, we'll write our own with a summary  of what's been holding you back and how to keep moving forward. We'll review your personalized road map of your goals, obstacles, and what you can do to overcome them now and in the future. You have the tools and knowledge you need for future success -- now let's set you on the path to your writer's life!



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Looking for more?

Add another catch-all week to this package for only $29 or visit the A La Carte menu for custom services.

Legal Speak


Here's the legal stuff:



Sessions are held for one (1) hour once per week or as scheduled by the client (you!) and owner (me). Payment is required by the first (free) initial consulting call. Refer to your welcome packet and individual contract for more details.

What You'll Get


Each session consists of an hour-long phone call focused on the art and business of writing and tailored to help you set your goals for both. You'll learn about the trade, discover (or rediscover) the beauty of writing, determine the tools you need to get around those roadblocks, and receive the encouragement to keep going.


You'll receive:


- A Brown Beagle Books welcome packet

- A weekly summary of our sessions

- A list of practices to keep you moving forward

- Articles and resources to keep you motivated

- A final, personalized road map of  your goals, obstacles, and what you can do to overcome them and reach your destination (as determined by you!)


2010 - present

2010 - present

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