Creative Writing Introduction – Session 3 – Page 2

2. Setting the Scene

The setting will play an important part in your story:

  • Importance of setting
    • It gives your characters a place to act and react.
  • The Problem
    • Your reader has not been to where your writing takes place.
  • The Solution
    • Describe the setting and transport your reader.

So, here are some questions to think about regarding your setting:

  • What does the setting look like?
  • What does it sound like?
  • What are the colours?
  • What is in front of your characters?
  • What are the textures?
  • What time of day/year is it?

Now before we go any further forward, have a go at describing the setting in a few sentences.