When you open your story – or start a scene – it is critical that you place your reader in the middle of things – you can only do that if you, and the reader, know on a sensory level where the action is taking place.
Using the prompts provided, set the stage: time, place and the type of background or social atmosphere. Are you in the present or in the past? Is this real or fantasy?
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