One of my difficulties in writing fiction involves writing about the setting. There are times when a simple location is sufficient - wherein you just let the reader know that the characters are someplace - in school, in the forest, in a busy urban street... However, there are times when you would need to specifically paint a detailed location, to help your readers get a better grasp of the world your characters are in. This is most useful for fantasy stories, though mystery and even horror stories can use a more detailed setting, as well. Is it bad that I tend to skimp out on writing the setting, and instead focus on the story or characters? However, there are times when I feel that I must put more effort into writing details into a particular setting, for I believe it would aid in giving the world more depth and an added sense of reality. Instead of writing "Jeremy's house" as the setting, you can describe Jeremy's house in more detail. Is it big or tiny? Does it have one floor, two or more? How big is the yard? Does it have a garage? How well-maintained is it? Does it look new or old? These would not only add words to your writing, but would also add more into the character of the person living in the house. How do you go about in writing for your setting in fiction?