Monday, May 3, 2021

Setting




The most alive setting I’ve encountered in my writing was in a short film script I wrote last semester. It was about an old man and a sea turtle and took place in one location: the beach. Having the story set in one location allowed me to focus on its interaction with my characters. I made a point to emphasize things like beach grass drooping when my protagonist was sad. The weather also became a crucial part of the story - something often overlooked as contributing to setting. I tend to be more character/dialogue focused, so this script was a great way to incorporate the setting more than I have in the past.

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  1. I love the idea of this! (I also want to go to the scene of your photo.)

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