Set the Stage
Now that I’ve talked about why place is important in your writing, I’ll discuss how to write about place. It is tempting to write long, descriptive paragraphs that set the scene before moving on to your story’s action, but that will slow the pace of your story.
In this video, I’ll give you practical tips and an assignment that will bring your places to life with just a few well-chosen, significant, and sense-awakening details. Here’s a chart to use while setting the stage for your story. This outline will help you keep track of it all as you watch.