Setting

The setting in the story is very important to develop because it helps the reader picture the moment.  When you are writing about the setting, you might want to incorporate a few details from your five senses.

Here is an example of  setting:

Your story could be located on the edge of the lush greenery that is the Amazon rainforest, full of monkeys and birds and snakes. Tall trees cover up the sun, but the amount of rain there makes it really humid. Whoever your main character is, they love it here.

Now let’s break this paragraph down and think of some detail to include throughout the text or remind the reader of the setting so they can picture it better.

See: The rainforest is full of green  leaves, rich brown soil and colorful blooms.

Smell:  The air is heavy with animal droppings, but the smell of flowers peeks through.

Taste: If your main character is a person, they might eat fruits and berries and cooked meat, fish, or eggs.  And yes, there are people who live in rainforests.   Tribes, in fact.

Hear: Some of the sounds your character might hear are the gurgling of streams, the chirping of birds, the many different calls of monkeys, the wind rustling branches, and the pitter patter of falling rain.

Touch: Some of the things your characters might feel are the branches as they push them out of the way, the humid air pressing against them, and the coarse bark of a tree.

One more thing that you want to make sure you include is the mood. Now, this isn’t how the character feels, but more of how the writing makes the reader feel. Here is an example:

If there is a test coming up in your story and the main character is nervous, you might want to include that the mood is tense and worried, because the reader wants to know how the mc will do on the test.

Now you try with your story’s setting!