Context and a Short Story (A Draft Post)
This one was started November 7th. 2013 at 10:00 am
Well, it’s that time of year again. Time to write a 50,000 word novel in a month. Are you up to it? How’s your word count coming along so far? Me? Horrible!
A few weeks ago I did a post on part one of writing a story- Content– which consists of character, plot, description, and dialogue.
Find it HERE
Today let us look at part two of writing a story. Context, which consists of, Theme and Mood.
Theme- The theme of your story could be holidays, childhood, life or death…To me the theme could also be considered a genre. Maybe your story is a mystery or a romance. How about a romance at Christmas time, or a murder on the high seas? What do you think theme means in your writing?
Mood- Let’s start with mood. There are plenty of moods to choose from. Happy, Sad, scared, angry, etc. and as you write your story you want your reader to feel all of them. To me, the mood of your story will most likely change throughout the entire book, unless of course, it is a very short story, but even then the mood can go from excited and scared to disappointment or relief, as in my short story below. So let’s set the mood and go from there!
Hide and Seek
The air is heavy and humid as I crouch next to the tree. Looking up through the branches I can see the dark thunderous clouds moving in and blocking out the late afternoon sun. Darkness will be upon us soon. The wind whips up and blows the last few orange and brown leaves of the massive oak tree swirling down to my feet. The rumble of thunder startles me and I tick off the mere seconds waiting for the bolt of lightning to flash across the sky. An owl spotting its prey swoops down to my left.
Not sure if the links work still but you can always check them out. And “Hide and Seek is still sitting in my “Prompted by a Photo” folder.
I still have 11 more draft posts sitting in my draft folder here on my blog. So another one next week.
Till then; HUGS!