Setting: This Old House

I’ll admit right off that I enjoy setting. I believe that through the place where someone lives and the things that s/he owns, you can learn much about personality. For instance, you probably know the meaning between a designer label and a knock off. If someone has the designer label, that means s/he cares about fashion AND can afford it. The one wearing the knock off cares BUT can’t afford it. And depending on what s/he wears, another character may not give a damn.

Possessions are a concrete way to develop character!

USE THIS PHOTO for inspiration. Where is this house? Who lived here? What possessions are inside? Were any left behind? Are the memories fond, brutal, sad, or forgotten? Why is it abandoned? Was it a divorce? A murder? Did children inherit the family home, but they all moved out of state?

Happy writing!

One comment on “Setting: This Old House

  1. Pingback: Tighten your #NaNoWriMo Writing | ADRIANLILLY.COM

Share your thoughts!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


This entry was posted on March 20, 2014 by in Writing Wrongs: Essays on Language and tagged , , , , , .

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,471 other followers

Looking for Werewolves

Fans of werewolf horror novels will enjoy The Runes Trilogy, which features a diverse character mix!

"The Wolf at His Door features a complex and twisting plot that never loses steam, with relatable and likeable characters, some seriously gruesome deaths and horror scenes, incredibly written suspense, and even some highly erotic scenes." Buys, Bears and Scares

Read the werewolf trilogy!

%d bloggers like this: