Power up your setting can not only help you overcome but even deepen the other core aspects of your story! No matter how much you love your story, characters, and world, surprisingly, not everyone always feels the love.
Often it is because writers tend to forget what some may consider the ugly duckling of a story’s core elements. SETTING! With so many writing-balls to keep in the air; plot, character, rising tension, action, theme, conflict, motivation—just to name a few—sometimes the where of the story gets a bit lost.