Rainy Sunday afternoon. I gather with ten others for a little master class in creating setting by Susan Blackaby. We sit around a wooden table with notebooks and favorite pens.
Prompts are given. For the first prompt, I draw a map of the neighborhood for my story. I am wishing I had a pencil instead of a favorite pen. But I draw the map and discover there are things missing in my manuscript.
In another prompt, the objective is to have people around a table, one talking, one eating and one leaving the room. In this exercise, I find out that Darrah is not happy with asparagus and her father uses the spear as a pointer. I didn’t know these things about my characters until today.
It’s revealed to me that Darrah keeps a smooth stone with her always. It’s a skipping stone from the river. Funny how writing about setting brings unlocks treasures.
It’s still raining when I leave. Rainy afternoons are made for master class with a fantastic writing teacher and other writer friends.
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