Or 6, if your character is a psychic. Or 7. Or whatever the number. As long as you mention at least a couple!
What's about to follow is a rant brought on by all this editing I'm doing right now, and by reading writing samples some friends send me, and by reading writing submissions to @ellowrites. Sure, there are other, BIGGER, more important parts to every story, like the characters and the plot and the dialogue, but without a sense of atmosphere you're fucked. Some people call it setting. Some call it world building. Doesn't matter what you call it. It has to be there, at all times. It's the place where your story happens.
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