Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Joshua begins by showing the torch of leadership being passed from Moses to Joshua. After receiving a rousing support speech from the Lord, Joshua tells the people to get ready to cross the Jordan and take possession of the land.

Their location or setting was about to change. Think about the setting in your work in progress. Describe that setting in a paragraph.

Why did you choose that setting for the story? What would be different if your setting were completely opposite? Are there places in your story where the use of more setting elements could enhance?

Choose a scene that has very little setting elements. Rewrite the scene including more setting which might include anything from seasonal elements to special props to general surroundings.

Extended exercise: Study your writing setting or space. Are there things you could do to make it a better atmosphere for creating your writing pieces?


  1. Paula, this is a very good exercise. I think I need to strengthen my writing in the area of setting.

  2. Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you enjoyed the exercise. Setting is an area I struggle in too.