Tip on setting and plot
Published: December 30, 2005
|Author Larry Watson advises using a simple prompt to help his students imagine setting, plot and character.|
"As a way to help them get started in writing about their hometowns, I asked them to use as their opening a variation on the words which Garrison Keillor begins his wonderful weekly monologue on A Prairie Home Companion.""
"Well, it's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegone, my hometown..."
From "Larry Watson on setting and plot" in the February 2005 issue of The Writer.