Rarefied Atmosphere:Crafting a Unique Sense of Place Part 2: Setting the Scene
Really evocative writing comes from a shared emotional experience between your characters and your readers, and the specific setting of a scene can—and should—be as much a character as any of the people inhabiting it. In Part 2 of this two-part tutorial, Phil will look at balancing detail and description with an eye on the emotional weight of the both the place itself and the way you choose to portray it. He'll also get into a discussion of how the real-world atmosphere of the space in which you're writing can affect, both positively or negatively, the writing you do there.
Open to authors in all genres of fiction and anyone working in narrative non-fiction, memoir, or anywhere that needs to appeal to a reader's sense of shared experience.
Philip Athans is an editor and author with more than thirty years experience working on a wide range of fiction and non-fiction in all forms, and all the while (and for a long time before) he's a reader, too, and one who recognizes reading as a creative act.
This 57-minute tutorial video offers practical advice for infusing your writing with a greater emotional context, covering:
- Setting the Scene
- Your Writing Atmosphere
Atmosphere, like all human feeling, is ephemeral—share the experience!