Thursday, May 29, 2008

Mood in Your Writing

When you sit down to write, your words convey a mood. This mood may change from one scene to anther, but mood itself is a tool that helps make your writing cohesive. It links the setting, dialog and actions as a whole. It's part of the author's voice. Today create a scene that uses the sky to establish the mood. It's a perfect tool to practice this prompt because whether you write fiction or non-fiction, every world has a sky. Use colors and movement to help create the mood.

For more information, read chapter 1 of my book Pumping Your Muse for inspiration.

If your not sure where to start, consider the following moods:



heather (errantdreams) said...

I like this one, particularly with the helpful addition of the mood examples at the end!

Donna Sundblad said...

Hi Heather,

Glad you liked this one. I did too. The sky gives all kinds of fun elements to work with too! Thanks for taking the time to let me know.