Monday, October 25, 2010

Six Days to Go NaNoWriMo, Step Two: The Setting

Let's hope by now you have a good idea about your characters. That's all you have been thinking about since I posted last, right? Alright, good!  Moving on.

                                               The setting. Da Da Dum.....

If you're like me and have had a brain fart about setting here are some down and dirty tips to get your brain moving.

-Be really lame and use somewhere you know.  Yup, my dudes are going to live in a small New England town like me. It's going to be Fall with colored leaves and apple pies. I spent yesterday hiding because they came after me with a pitchfork because they wanted to party in New York City. SORRY NOT THIS TIME. Crud, I ducked from a shovel being thrown.

-If you have a certain scene in mind do a Google image search. Pictures and art are a terrific way to spark imagination. I Googled historical cemeteries in my state this weekend. I know I'm the pillar of happiness!

-Make up your own world. Then you don't need to figure anything out.

Good luck!  Be ready, next up is the BLURB.

My NaNoWriMo

Name: Kiss of Death
Characters: Aiden the lost soul vs Bee the free spirit
Setting: Small New England town, population under two thousand, season Fall
Words: 0/50000
User name: kerri192804

3 comments:

Lydia Kang said...

Good luck with your Nano project! Every step is fun. I hoe you find a good setting!

Elana Johnson said...

Oh, I make up my own world. It's the only way I get out of research. And even then, I have to do some.

Niki said...

Ive start NaNoWriMo... haha ive joined as a short story rebel.