Tag Archives: Setting

The Storyboard Renaissance: Whole Manuscript Showcase—Preparing Your Storyboard, Part 4, by Kristen C. Strocchia

Hopefully, storyboarding along with this blog series has led to some helpful revising. I know it has for me. However, in the process, my original one-sticky-note-per-plot-beat has multiplied with extended information and/or notes to myself. And the setting backdrop picture … Continue reading

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The Storyboard Renaissance: Whole Manuscript Showcase—Preparing Your Storyboard, Part 3, by Kristen C. Strocchia

No storyboard would be complete without attention to when and where the story takes place. Setting is often the silent culprit behind inconsistencies, flawed logic, and even character development troubles. It can heighten emotion or cause it to fall flat. … Continue reading

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Going to Movie School: 5 Ways Films Can Help Your Writing, by Lori Ann Palma

  In a post in March of this year, I focused on tips for writing realistic dialogue in YA fiction . One of the key points I mentioned was to turn on film subtitles (or closed captions) to improve your … Continue reading

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Read This! by Lori Ann Palma

Skink–No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen If you’re looking for a quirky read that’s different than any other YA you’ve read this summer, then pick up Skink–No Surrender, which is one of Carl Hiaasen’s books for young readers. Featuring Skink, a … Continue reading

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Three Techniques to Apply Setting in Your Fictional World, by Lori Ann Palma

Have you ever read a great book that could’ve taken place anywhere? When you think back to the characters, were they roaming around Anytown, USA? The answer to those two questions is most likely no. The reason: Great stories happen … Continue reading

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