Alrighty folks, guess what? Second to last in my relationship series on here! I know it’s a little bitter sweet.
Today we’re going to talk about the setting now that we have the characters all taken care of. We can’t have a good story without knowing what is behind the masks. We know our characters and their lives inside out and now we need to know just where everyone is. What’s the color of the walls? What does it represent? (Just because the walls are blue will make every English teacher think it’s to emphasize the melodramatic of the scene when we just want the dang walls blue, right?)
Everything has it’s purpose, so does your setting. It will show the mood of the relationship or the scene and will alter how the characters will feel. If it’s a rainy day, the characters won’t be overly happy unless they’re one of the weird people that love the darkness. That’s okay though, some people are like that. After that we have to think what makes it worth while?
We tend to be more attracted to the mood of people that really what the people look like. So if they take us someplace that makes our mood positive, then we’re going to want to see them again, even if they look like a 70’s hippie. What does this mean?
All of this means that your setting matters and you can treat it as a character if you need to. We treated our relationships as separate characters, why can’t we do the same for our setting?
Tune in next week for the final installment!