Setting: Using Scene To Enrich Your Writing In both fiction and nonfiction, the setting is the general background against which your story takes place—the physical location and time period, both of which influence your characters and plot. So how can a creative writer use setting and scenery to further offset, augment, or reflect the action of the plot? Although we’re going to be exploring this issue in terms of fiction, these techniques work for nonfiction as well. These craft techniques work in all genres: poetry, stories, personal essays, memoir, and books. Suppose you’re writing a novel that is set in the Deep South in 1955 and your protagonist is an immigrant facing prejudice and roadblocks at every turn. You’d have a completely different novel if your protagonist were a Texas cowboy who found himself in Mississippi at that particular time and place.
Elementary Reading Read about Tomas who comes from Vienna, then answer the True/False questions about him. I'm Tomas and I live in Vienna with my parents and my sisters. I'm the youngest in my family. Fairytales too scary for modern children, say parents The poll found a quarter of parents polled wouldn't consider reading a fairytale to their child until they had reached the age of five, as they prompt too many awkward questions from their offspring. And 52 per cent of the parents said Cinderella didn't send a good message to their children as it portrays a young woman doing housework all day. Steve Hornsey, General Manager, Watch, said: ''Bedtime stories are supposed to soothe children and send them off to sleep soundly. ''But as we see in GRIMM, fairytales can be dark and dramatic tales so it's understandable that parents worry about reading them to young children.''
World-building I’ve been busy worldbuilding this week. It’s one of my favorite things to do in the process of writing sci-fi, and it makes me all giddy and drooly like a kid that’s been dropped into a toybox. Since I revisited my collected materials for the worlds I’m writing in, and have overhauled one of these entirely, I grabbed the opportunity to put together a list of important worldbuilding questions to share with you. Not every author goes about worldbuilding the same way — and that’s perfectly fine, since not every genre needs it, and not every story is focused primarily on the setting. Trains and travel Passenger: Excuse me? Which platform does the train to Cambridge leave from? Train station attendant: The 10:15 train or the 10:40? Passenger: The 10:15.
History: Pop Art for Kids History >> Art History General Overview Pop Art is art made from commercial items and cultural icons such as product labels, advertisements, and movie stars. Using Pictures as Writing Prompts Choose one of these images to use as a writing prompt for a freewriting session. Ideally, you'll develop one of the ideas generated by your freewriting session into a short story. A reader named Adam C. described how this played out for him in a creative writing class in which each student was given a different photo to write about. Adam writes, "The picture I was given portrayed an elderly couple, holding hands, looking off to the left of the camera lens. There was a large boat in the background. This prompted me to write about the couple as though they had just come from their home in Europe to join their son in America.
Question Words English Grammar Game - Juegos de Preguntas en inglés This English grammar game is to help you learn about when to use Question Words. Complete the sentence with the appropriate Question word (Who, when, why... etc.) If you would like to try another game about this grammatical structure, visit this one: Question Words 2. If you would like to read some Grammar Notes about Questions Words and when to use them, visit this page: Question Words. NEW: Download our free Question Words Worksheet (in PDF).