July 22, 2013

Monday Pep Rally: Favorite Settings




If you'll recall, we've changed up our format a little bit for these posts. Because we've all gotten so used to getting our thoughts down in 140 characters, we're taking the discussion to twitter! Every Monday, we'll be talking about our Pep Rally question on twitter and we'd love you to join in. Just keep an eye out for the #MisfitPepRally hashtag!

We've had posts on YA Misfits about choosing the right location to set your novel in, pulling inspirations from places, and even dreaming up the right setting. But I've noticed more and more that there are certain settings I absolutely love writing about, either because they have my kind of atmosphere or because they're places I really wish I could go. Some of my absolute favorite settings and scenery involve places with overcrowding plant life, stormy skies, and mysterious noises in the distance. Other times I love the wide-open tropical island setting, standing on a beach with the sun beating down high overhead and the ocean rippling crystal blue into the distance.

Sometimes the story requires a certain setting, but sometimes it's the setting that spawns the story. And when you really love a setting, that will come through in the words you use to describe it and the care you take while crafting it.

So here's this weeks question for you guys: What are your favorite settings/scenery/even weather to write? Do you change them with every story you write, or do you mainly stick to the same places? What's your LEAST favorite setting to write about?

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