TCWT: September Blog Chain

Monday, September 10, 2012

I'm participating in another Teens Can Write Too! (TCWT) blog chain!

This month's question is:

“How much does setting affect your novels and stories? What are some of your favorite ways to portray setting?”

 I actually don't think about setting too much. I'm not really a methodical writer (still refusing to call myself one) and I go about writing as it comes. I definitely don't sit there and think, "I want to write a story set in so-and-so place". It's weird, I suppose.

For me, I write to capture a specific feeling and I have random urges to write something when I hear a specific phrase. I was chatting with a friend online about something that I've written and she was like, "It's a type of friendship that's deeper than love." After thinking about it for a while, I knew I wanted to write a story about that. Of course, my other story was about it too, but it was different.

I don't write about dystopian/alternate universe things (at least I haven't yet) so my settings are pretty normal. I like to start off with the general things and go into details. A lot of my writing style and ways of going about it is similar to the way I go about painting/drawing.

My writing pieces so far are more about emotions than settings so I suppose I haven't actually thought about setting. Another person dubbed my pieces as "in the moment" and I agree.

I'm still pretty new to writing and the ilk and with questions like this, I realize that I have no idea at what I'm doing.

Okay, no seriously though, I'm don't pay attention to setting when I write which is probably why I don't know how to answer this question. I write and it just comes out. jahdsjskadh I'm not making any sense...

Okay, signing off now.

Blog Chain:

September 5––Musings From Neville’s Navel
September 6––Olivia’s Opinions
September 7––Miriam Joy Writes
September 8––Kirsten Writes!
September 9––Beyond the Moon
September 10––Crazy Red Pen
September 11––The Ebony Quill
September 12––Reality Is Imaginary
September 13––This Page Intentionally Left Blank
September 14––The Incessant Droning of a Bored Writer
September 15––All I Need Is A Keyboard
September 16––Teens Can Write, Too! (We will be announcing the topic for next month’s chain)

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