Setting the Scene

As we finished out our week, we focused on using the details researched on Wednesday and the observations made yesterday to begin crafting a description of a setting-specific scene for our mysteries. As we wrote, we were reminded to use our senses; slow down and describe what we see, hear, smell, and feel; and add in details about what we experienced there. In an effort to craft the most vivid descriptions possible, many scholars opted to use a variety of multiple sources like the dictionary and thesaurus (hard copy or online). Our goal is not only to create a setting in which our detective can operate, but a scene that transports our readers to another time and place. 


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