Setting Worksheet

Clipboard with PenThe key to creating an evocative setting – whether real or fantasy – is to incorporate the senses. Many writers describe only what can be seen when it comes to describing a setting, but we experience our surroundings with allour senses, not just our vision.

To download a Setting Worksheet click here:  Setting Worksheet

If you’d rather create your own spreadsheet or file for tracking your setting(s), be sure it includes details about the following (and the more specific the better):

  • City/Town/Village
  • Region/Area/Country
  • Buildings – style of architecture, age, materials
  • Room(s) – size, function, décor, relationship/placement, furniture
  • Topography / Landscape – hilly, flat, desert, ocean, forest, etc?
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Climate
  • Year/Time Period
  • Season
  • Sights
  • Sounds
  • Smells
  • Textures
  • Weather
  • History / Historical Facts (what else happened there?)
  • Other details, features or elements specific to this place
  • The “rules of the world” (if fantasy, or different than our world)

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