Monday, August 24, 2020
Creating Mood in Writing
The value of mood
1) Brings a setting to life and draws readers in.
2) Resonates with personal memories.
3) Raises expectations of more gripping immersion.
Prose should use effective word choice to keep it brief and intense. Too much description stops readers in their tracks when they want to keep moving.
This technique also applies to brief character scenes.
To sum up: detail is important for true immersion, but don't forget how it affects a character's mood and feelings. That's a true immersive experience.