101 Writers’ Scene Settings
Scene Settings are critical pieces of the puzzle that will eventually make up your entire novel, so use these location ideas and sensory details to create vivid settings.
It might be new novel settings that you require, or maybe vamping up current scene locations that are not fitting snugly into the rest of your plot.
Most of the time, writers and authors use scene settings that we know and thus naturally come with a sense of comfort. But what about exciting our readers with new places for them to experience through your characters? After all, the reason readers read is to travel to new places, meet new people and experience new emotions ~ all through your stories.
As writers, we are taught that everything in our scenes must be seen through the eyes of our POV characters. This is vitally important when looking at your novel’s scene settings. Your hero may love a certain place, but someone else, possibly your villain, will hate it. The same will happen when you browse through the list of settings ideas. More importantly, 101 Writers' Scene Settings is aimed at generating deeper opinions from you if that particular setting may work for your story, or if it inspires something else in you.
Don't Just Write A Scene ~ Create A Memorable Setting
Make your novel’s scene settings come alive to your readers with mood, senses, atmosphere and vivid descriptions shown through the point of view of your characters. This book will guide you through choosing settings with mood, atmosphere and sensory details that will influence your characters.
In films like Bourne or Bond you see baddies chasing the hero through crowded towns with tight corners and narrow streets or racing across roof tops. In other classic films you may see the most unusual places on earth and wonder how the studios found those places to feature in their films.
Clearly they have endless budgets with numerous bodies to scout for locations. But what if there was a resource where writers could dip in and out to find these special types of locations for setting their scenes?
101 Writers’ Scene Settings will show you:
Inside, bestselling author of Pimp My Fiction, Paula Wynne guides you through:
• Creating a novel setting in order to write a vivid scene
• Finding unique locations for different scenarios in your plot
• Creating vivid descriptions for your scene setting and weaving them together seamlessly through the character’s actions and reactions
• Develop all the elements within a location to ensure you write realistic, intriguing descriptions shown from the character’s point of view
• Using sensory details that bring your setting to life
• Layers of details that make a reader feel like they are right there with your character
• And you will get a free download copy of the Settings Checklist!
Filled with ideas for categories such as crowded towns, tight and narrow streets, adventure locations, places up high and down below, mountains and valleys, seascapes, abandoned places, modern techno, scary and spooky, and unusual work places, homes and fight scenes, 101 Writers’ Scene Settings helps you to dive into the researching and planning your settings so you can write a compelling scene and create a vivid setting that readers won’t forget.
It also includes scene setting advice from successful authors: Linda Abbott, Steve Alcorn, James Becker, Glenn Cooper, Jeff Gerke, Angela Marsons, CS Lakin, Marti Leimbach, Rayne Hall, Alex Myers, Jodie Renner, Douglas E. Richards, Joyce Schneider.