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Tuscany, Narnia, and the North Pole: Setting as “character”
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Author Timothy Hallinan said “(setting) is a reflection of the characters. It acts on the characters. In a sense, it's a character in itself.”

Please blog about a story in which the setting or settings act like a character. How do Florence, the Tuscan countryside, and an English village act upon the characters in A Room with a View? Is the Yellow Brick Road as much Dorothy’s companion as the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion? Tag your blog post setting as character blog.

A few bloggers will receive books by Red Room authors:

Positano, on Italy’s Amalfi Coast, is the setting for Gabriella Mautner's newest novel, Addio Positano. It's "a complex tale that focuses on friendship, love, and the legacy of the past upon the present."

As U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Charles A. Ray gets to see some amazing country. He's gathered photographs from his last couple of years' journeys in African Places. Will one of these places will be the setting for a Red Room author's next novel?

So post a blog entry today! For help on how to blog, please see the directions here. We'll choose one of these blog posts to be featured on Red Room's homepage next week. Post your entry by Friday at 10:30 a.m. PST (GMT-08:00) for consideration, and be sure to tag it with the keyword term setting as character blog in the Blog Keyword Tags field so we can find it. (Please don't forget the exact tag. For more information about tags, click here.)

And don't forget to check out the favorite photos Red Room members ever took. From the contrasting shadows on a cliff face to a sobering subject—child labor in India—set against rich colors and radiant faces, each photo tells a rich story. 

Thanks as always for blogging!

Huntington W. Sharp, Senior Editor, Red Room

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Setting as Character

Great blog topic for one who loves experimenting with settings and all other sort of inanimate matter for character choices.