Two Minute Fix – Creative Writing For Fiction 2 – Novel Setting Plans | Young Adult | Kindle Author

Two Minute Fix – Creative Writing For Fiction 2 – Novel Setting Plans | Young Adult | Kindle Author


Hi guys and welcome to another episode of
Two Minute Fix. In this episode, we are going to discuss planning a setting. Whenever you plan a setting, the whole idea
is to make the setting as 3D and as real as possible so that the reader, or the audience
member feels like they are really there. Firstly, your use of senses are key. You need
to use your sight, sound, smell, taste and touch to transport the reader from their world
directly into yours. Secondly, you can use the intangible. That
is the feelings and the memories that your character has of the area. When you use those,
the read or the audience get a taste of what this area was like whenever your character
was younger or when they were there before. Finally, here’s your exercise. I want you
to go to a place where you’ve been before. The whole idea of that is that it’s easier
for you to write what you know. While you’re there, walk around and try
to capture all of the senses, the feelings and the memories you have of being in that
place whenever you were younger, or you were there before. Then, once you feel you’ve finished, I want
you to re-read it and consider whether you have made that place as real as possible for
a reader. If you haven’t, what could you add or what could you change to make it more
realistic? Just down below in the video description,
I have included a link to the latest media section of my website. There, you get the
first free chapters of Inside Iris, my novel, and also a lot of the planning material that
I would have used for the setting Hexingham – which is the metropolis within the novel,
and the trilogy, Inside Iris. As I was writing the novel, I used these little
short stories and these little poems, these little snippets, to try and help mould the
setting that Iris was in. So, when I included Jade, and The Resistance and the others, there
was a tangible, 3D place for them to move around. Thank you so much for watching this episode
of Two Minute Fix. Remember to subscribe and give the video a like. Then, down below, pop
a comment in the box just to let me know whether you did any of the exercises. I hope you’ve enjoyed this Writing Tips
series so far and I’ll see you again soon.

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