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Exercise #980

Exercise #980: Craft
Posted  2/3/23

Today, let's revisit our settings.

Sometimes where a character is, what’s around them, time, weather, even the color of the paint can all make a difference in the tone of the piece. For today’s exercise, take one of these and write it first with one setting and then with another. Try to change the mood with your choices.
     * A wife waiting for husband to get home hears a noise.
     * A teenager’s pet brings a gift.
     * The snail mail arrives.
     * A mother finds her daughter’s diary.
     * Two people on a blind date meet at a restaurant.

You may also write a brief summary showing us what you learned, if you like.

Critiquers, along with the usual grammar, spelling, etc, review, consider these questions:
     * Was the setting complete? Could you visualize it?
     * Was this helpful to you as a writer? Why or why not?

Word limit: 600 each for the setting pieces, 200 for summary
Please use the subject line
       SUB: Exercise #980/yourname

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