Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Wednesday's Writer's Tip - Setting Background or Foreground #MFRWauthor #BooksWeLove
Setting is important to the stories. The setting can be a background against which the characters are portrayed. Setting can be the foreground and actually become an integral part of the story.
So how do you use setting. An important element of the story is the atmosphere. One can go through paragraphs and paragraphs where the setting is shown in detail. Now this can be boring to the reader.
A better way is to show the setting as the characters view it or as they interact with what is there. Suddenly the setting becomes important to the characters and to the story.
The setting can also define the mood of a story. You can use a house to create a scary moment or one of wealth. Using the senses during the writing of the setting. There's a restaurant. What are the aromas. The vase what does it feel to the touch.
So define your setting to draw the reader into the story and to show the atmosphere of the story.