Setting & Description

How to Effectively Use Setting and Description

This course is designed to help you effectively weave descriptions of setting into your work. Learn how to write what you want your readers to see, without going into detail overdrive.

Facilitator: Freedom Smith
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Week One: A Drive Through Town
Week Two: A Revealing Look At Description
Week Three: Sensory Overload, How To Incorporate the Five Senses
Week Four: Say What? Presenting Setting Through Dialogue

Objective: At the end of the course, students will be able to paint a
complete word picture of setting, without interrupting the flow of the story.

Prerequisite: None
Required Materials: None

About the Facilitator, Freedom Smith:

Freedom Smith is in the process of completing her first novel, Raven. She has been published in Fiction Fix, and is a contributing editor for She is minoring in English/Jounalism at a local college, and hopes to finish by fall 2000.

Freedom also enjoys spending time online, Moderating a critique group for Coffeehouse, and working on her writing with the Weekend Novelists list. Her personal interests include amateur archaeology, vegetarianism, spending all her money on books, playing with her two dogs and two cats, and planning her summer of 2001 wedding.

Next workshop begins September 11, 2000    Workshop fee: $50
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