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: The Starship Integris / Outerspace!
What kind of world is it? (Fantasy? Real?) It’s a fantasy world grounded in reality. The events and characteristics of this universe — like space ships and alien life — are not necessarily related to the ones of our real world, but the laws of physics are supposedly the same.
What kind of people inhabit this land? The crew of the Integris is all human but intelligent alien life exists in this universe. The crew is well experienced and a good team of friends.
What era is this in? (Time-Period) Not entirely relevant to the story itself but probably a distant future when humans found a way to travel faster than light and are exploring and colonizing other parts of the universe.
Season/Climate: Well, outside the ship is basically vacuum. But inside, the environment is controlled, programmed to be always at a pleasant temperature.
Sights: The inside of the ship is quite dull and gray but outside the windows are the great sights of the universe such as planets, stars, galaxies and nebuli.
Sounds: Mostly silent, apart from the humming of the machines.
Smell: The main odor is like a somewhat worn out new car smell and, from time to time, the subtly unpleasant smell of sweat, when people forget to shower.
Name of Setting / Location: Golden Spurs sits in the harsh desert valley below sea level between Ninemile Peak and Tulle Mountain in central Nevada. Nearly seventy miles of Rocky mountain and Dry desert plains separate Golden Spurs from Eureka, Nevada, the nearest town.
What kind of world is it? (Fantasy? Real?) Though based upon a real location on the map, Golden Spurs is a fictional town set amidst the Rocky mountains in rural Nevada.
What kind of people inhabit this land? Golden Spurs attracted people from all over on account of its high volume of gold brought in by the nearby Chestnut Creek, eventually merging into the Colorado River.
What era is this in? (Time-Period) Revolver & Quill is set in the 1870’s, shortly after conflict has settled from the civil war.
Season/Climate: Dry and extremely hot! The surrounding mountain ranges act as a blockage for any humidity or precipitation.
Sights: Over the dilapidated buildings of Golden Spurs are rocky mountains on all sides.
Sounds: Except for the rowdy raucous of the saloon, the only noises typically heard are that of the strong winds passing through the valley and Hawks flying about in search for food.
Smell: The dust in the dry air has inhibited the citizens of Golden Spurs from smelling anything.
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