starting-a-settingThis week we’re taking our first look at settings: the advantages of drip feeding, the debate on ‘purple prose’ and the ways we can use setting to tell story.

  • Monday – Drowning in Detail, What a character describes can say a lot about them.
  • Tuesday – Who Beat Up Your Prose? Considering the difference between description and purple prose.
  • Wednesday – Hiding Detail Within Detail, Using descriptive sleight of hand.
  • Thursday – Character Through Setting, What can a setting tell us about the characters that live there?
  • Friday – The Setting is a Stage, Your setting is a stage move your characters around it.
  • Saturday – A Matching Pair, Mrs Stapleton speaks her mind and Charlotte gets new perspective on herself. (Final episode of 1839, next week begins 1840)

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