Saturday, September 17, 2011

Tina Wexler: Where and When

Some highlights from Tina Wexler's session on setting:

If your setting does not change your characters, it is not working hard enough.

What conflicts are a direct result of where and when your story is set?
Setting is the opinion of the main character. How does your protagonist view where he or she is from?

How does each character view where story is set?

Setting shapes plot.

Setting sets the tone.

In the beginning, the reader does not need to know the entire landscape. He/she must feel the landscape as they are walking through it.


Tina also gave the audience a series of exercises to ensure that your setting is working hard enough.

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