This week’s podcast has us on the road to Lone Pine, California, home to many movie settings, some of which you’ve seen. We use a visit to the Museum of Western Film History and the Alabama Hills as background for a chat about Settings.
They can be a challenge to writers as we try to strike a balance between adding a colorful dimension versus overwhelming the reader with details and extrapolation.
We thoroughly spoil Pleasantville and Blade Runner (1982) as examples.
Next week, we talk about how a setting can become the dominant tone of a book.
We update listeners on our manuscript at the editors, our graphic design class, and my retirement (also mentioned here).
Have a listen and let us know what you think TIA! LYL!
PS: Here’s our new writers’ selfies. The tallest peak in the background is Mt. Whitney. Which pic is your favorite?