Having a convincing story set is a challenge of its own kind because, in order to have a good story for your audience, you need to have a great story set that interacts and blends well with your story characters plus the flow of all story events.
So how do you conceive, imagine and tell a story that has a great set, so captivating it draws in the audience to understand feel the flow and the weights of all events happening within the story?
While there can a hundred possible ways to develop a great story set fro your story. In this article we are going to see how to use maps as aiding tools to develop a story set, hence telling a great story. There are a number of things to be found in maps, either an old historic map or a modern map, both of them contain creative information perfect for a good story.
Here are some of the few creative information to look for from maps;
1: COMMUNITY LIFESTYLE AND CULTURE
Maps do tell more than just contour lines and symbols. Old maps can tell about farming activities and how societies grew up to be mighty kingdoms. Their cultures and lifestyles, things they believe and traditions they generally oppose out of their society.
From maps, a writer can understand activities that were carried in times of a particular society either modern times or medieval and ancient times such as pyramids in Egypt.
2: HISTORY AND MODERN CHANGES
History from the Slave trade to the first and second world war to the invention of smartphones will affect how characters interact with each other if the story is set in such times, and maps can help to point out development ideas which show how societies shifted and changed from one way of life as they adopted new tools and traditions over time. This also includes the ways people used tom make and build things like machines and houses.
3: GREAT EVENTS OF THE AREA
What are the popular festivals in the area of your story? It is crucial to know all these because sometimes they can help to strengthen the emotions you intend to show your audience such as Love in the air during a happy nee year festival that happens worldwide.
4: STORY BLENDING AND REALISM
A good story must sound real, that means when you are trying to mention a certain, all the details must sound right because many of our daily lives will always bring out of the readers tall the deeply hidden emotions if they can at least imagine in their minds all the things they read from your story.
5: AUDIENCE POINTS OF ATTACHMENT
As much familiar as the story feels to your audience, the better the chance they will easily connect with your story characters and have sympathy for them. Allow readers to connect with your story by setting your story to a place that sounds familiar to them.
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