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How intersting Sea. I have a couple of short stories that are often in the back of my mind as having potential to develop into something else. And back story is often the first idea that comes to me and then I have to work out how the situation will play out in the now.

Yes, Raine, I absolutely have to know where the setting is, or I can’t write a word. No idea why!

Just talking about this has made me realise that it’s mainly plot elements that I need to tie down a bit in advance. Characters and issues seem to come along as I write. But if I don’t have a grip on the plot, it all goes horribly wrong.