We started out with 16 participants and now we are down to 10 who are sticking with the Workshop to the bitter end! For this second Round we’ll be examining their Settings. Just a few questions to answer and viola you should be able to picture where each writer’s story is set to take place.
Each person who is randomly chosen for this Part of this Round, do feel free to remind people what your Pitch was, especially if you rewrote it, down in the Comments section, so they can easily be paired together and we can all get a better sense of your story. Since I am still only in possession of the Rough Drafts of everyone’s pitch I think it best if they share their updated work themselves.
And now, here are THREE Settings for your reading pleasure:
Name of Setting / Location: Toronto
What kind of world is it? (Fantasy? Real?) A heavy mix of fantasy set in the real world.
What kind of people inhabit this land? Humans, Changelings, and the Fae.
What era is this in? (Time-Period) Modern day (21st Century).
Season/Climate: Late summer to spring.
Sights: A bustling metropolitan city. A small, tucked away cafe. A run down, abandoned apartment.
Sounds: The sounds of the city: cars, people, animals, music. The calm atmosphere of the cafe: The quiet clinking of dishware, people speaking in hushed tones, the bubbling of the coffee machines. The sleepless nights at the apartment: The sound of heavy machinery and trains. Neighbours who are too loud, and the old pipes as they try their best to keep it together.
Smell: Petrol, industrialisation, the smell of food wafting through the air from food carts. Varnished wood, hot coffee, and a hint of something you can’t quite put your finger on. Rust, mold, paint, and air freshener.
Name of Setting / Location: New York City
What kind of world is it? (Fantasy? Real?) Real, but slightly fictionalized in a noir-ish way
What kind of people inhabit this land? Intends to be realistic to the time period, however in the story every character is white and upper class, with the exception of the detective
What era is this in? (Time-Period) Early 1929, so the vibe is that of the roaring twenties, but the depression is almost overcast the entire thing
Season/Climate: Spring so it’s not too cold, however it’s not supposed to be hot
Sights: Almost every scene takes place in the evening, however the interiors will all be light
Sounds: The cacaphony of a big city makes up the back ground noise
Smell: Intend to contrast the filth of the detective world with the cleanliness of the wealthy
Name of Setting / Location: Heaven and Earth
What kind of world is it? (Fantasy? Real?) Real
What kind of people inhabit this land? Earthings
What era is this in? (Time-Period) BC
Sights: Seas, Desserts, Mountains
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