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Creating Setting (continued)

My friend Night-mare wrote a response to my blog here and of course, that got my brain thinking of some advance techniques for playing with setting. If you want to see the first part of Creating Setting, go here.

Advanced Tip for Setting

Night-mare mentions how different characters should have different feelings when it comes to their surroundings. A person’s background and experiences will always color their perception of their surroundings. Now, the easy answer is to match the internal mood to the external: if your main character is depressed, make it rain. If your two main characters are having their very first romantic kiss, have a perfect sunset hang behind them. If the villain has just appeared, have a lightening storm.

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I’ve always been fascinated by people’s philosophy about writing. It seems everyone has a different opinion: even when people agree, it seems as if everyone’s method is just a little bit different. I tend to ignore advice about when to write – what time of day is best, for example – because I feel that it is entirely subjective according to a person’s schedule. When I was in high school, the best time for me to write was at 5 PM until 8 PM every day because that was the time after I got out of school and before dinner. On weekends I tended to write at the same time because I’d grown used to it. When I started college, my hours were a lot crazier so I tended to write later at night – around 7 PM until 9 PM since we ate dinner later. When I went to grad school, my five month old puppy woke me at five in the morning every day to go out, so I tended to be awake a lot longer so I wrote from 8 AM until 10 AM, when I needed to either play with her or go to class. Also, because I tended to have very late classes, I tended to go straight to bed after coming home instead of staying up to write.

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Since I already started sifting through all the blogs I’ve been neglecting lately, I found this great writing advice from Marissa Meyer, a really awesome up and coming writer, and a nice person. I have waxed poetic about her before.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Yes, she really does all of this. Yes, she is more awesome than you. Accept it, embrace it, follow her awesome. It’s because of her that my reading list has gone supernova and I’ve started feeling as if I can actually organize myself into a writer.

Was going through my backlog of blogs I normally read (oh my god, I am so bad at keeping up with all of the news I love reading about) and I find this short list of Three Editing Tips to Help Get Published by one of my favorite authors, Jordan Castillo Price, the author of one of my favorite series: PsyCop. It’s m/m for anyone who gets squeamish about that sort of thing but the plot, characters, and everything about that series is so phenomenal, I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to see how a master puts together a great story.

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