I need to learn to love them. I really do. So many stories have cities and towns in them and I am simply negligent when it comes to their descriptions. They are a character which always lacks, whether its in a short or long, these locations simply do not speak to me.
This is a problem. It means I am a) being a lazy writer, and b) unable to breathe as much life into the stories as I would like to. I have some amazing, exciting, intriguing stories that are set at least half in cities, and until I break through this barrier and learn to write them well, I can’t do those stories justice.
What are some key things that might help? Is this just down to better planning, or world building in advance of starting to write the story? The city is vital to Delaney’s tale, and I need to nail it.