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Developing Characters and Settings

Operating System: Windows(R) and Mac OS X

Submitted by: Yolanda Doyle


Why do you think it is important to develop your characters and give a detailed description of the setting?

Write your thoughts in the box.


Which word best suits this sentence? and give a detailed description of the setting?

"I never want to see you again," screamed Katie.

"I never want to see you again," sang Katie.

"I never want you to see you again," muttered Katie.

"I never want to see you again," laughed Katie.

What kind of character do you think Katie is?

confused

shy

happy-go-lucky

dramatic


Where's the verb? and give a detailed description of the setting?

My sister and I ran out to play.

I walked into the classroom.


Look at your verbs - action words. and give a detailed description of the setting?

1. Replace "said" with something more descriptive.

2. Replace 4 other "plain" verbs with something more descriptive.


Location, location, location. and give a detailed description of the setting?

Where is your story going to be located?

In your rough draft, underline all the parts which tell about your setting.


Read the three sentences one at a time and describe what you are imagining.

Jayne walked through the field.

Jayne walked through the golden wheat field.

Jayne walked through the golden wheat field on a beautiful summer's evening.

Which description helped you visualize the field the best?


What time of day is it? are imagining.

What is hidden there?

What is the weather like?

Questions you should ask yourself about the setting.

What has just happened or is about to happen?

What is dangerous, looks unusual or is out of place?


Look at your rough draft. are imagining.

Find at least 3 areas where something is described.

Rewrite or add adjectives to help create a picture in the reader's mind.


How could we make this sentence better and more descriptive? are imagining.

When my mom called us in, we ate lunch while watching TV.


Look at your rough draft! are imagining.

Find at least 4 common nouns and make them more specific - or even substitute a proper noun!


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