THREE WAYS TO SET THE MOOD OF A SCENE

  It was a dark and stormy night… We’re all pretty familiar with these words. And, ham-handed as they might be, they do one thing quite clearly: they set the mood for the reader. Mood is not terribly complicated or difficult to set, but more often than not it requires a slightly subtler hand. A … Continue reading THREE WAYS TO SET THE MOOD OF A SCENE

Scene Setting And The Five Senses

So, last week we talked a bit about my preferred method of scene-setting, which is to give the reader the broad, impressionistic strokes of the scene, which they can largely flesh out in their own mind. I’ll go into detail about certain things, but only if they’re germane to the plot, or if they’re going … Continue reading Scene Setting And The Five Senses