Story Challenge Week 2 – Settings

In today’s video I’m talking about fictional settings and how stories can start right where you are.

Tips for describing settings:

  1. Use all your senses – what can you see, hear, smell, taste, touch?
  2. Imagine you’re an alien from another world and you’re seeing a human house for the first time. What would you notice? Do you know what all the strange human furniture is for?
  3. You don’t have to describe everything – pick out two or three important details.
  4. The same place can look very different at different times of day or with different weather. Try writing two descriptions and see how different you can make them.

For more story ideas, take a look under the extras section of this website.

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