Setting refers to both geographical location within a narrative and time period. When handled effectively, setting makes a place come alive. It contextualizes the plot, provides a backdrop to the action, and a mood.
Prompt: Reimagine Cinderella taking place in 2019. Pay attention to describing the setting so the reader gets a sense of what’s different about your version of the story. Where does she live? What’s her role within the household? Is she referred to as “Cinderella,” or something more modern? What does she wear to the ball, and who is the prince’s 2019 equivalent?
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Willow Loveday Little
Willow is a Canadian writer and poet based in Montreal. She is currently working on the first draft of a speculative fiction manuscript, the second draft of a literary fiction manuscript, and a handful of creative, writing-related projects. Her poetry has appeared in The Dalhousie Review. Start a conversation with her on creative process at @willowloveday or say hello at www.willowloveday.com