Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Creating a Great Setting Writing Exercise

There are so many elements to creating a great setting like utilizing all five senses, using setting as an opportunity to foreshadow or mirror events, using symbolic elements, etc... but today, I think it'd be fun to play a game of "what do you see?". When entering a room, there's no way you're going to notice the same thing as your best friend, and if you do, it's likely you won't describe it the same way. So... here's a picture. What do you see? How would you describe it? How would your main character? His/her love interest? His/her parents? If they all notice the same thing, you're not writing real enough characters. What we see/ choose to see in our settings in life says a lot about us. So here goes, what do you see here?

1 comment:

  1. Many things jump out at me, but the textures and colors grab me most. I'd probably go for the tactile sense on this one.