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Serious about Setting: How to develop setting & atmosphere in your writing

8 November @ 18:30 - 20:30

About this event

Join Charlotte Baker for a 2-hour session where she aims to help writers understand why setting and atmosphere is important and how to manipulate it to your advantage!

This workshop will examine what is meant by setting and atmosphere, why they matter and how to best amplify their meanings in order to match the conflict and character in your narrative. Similarly, we will look at how to create this without overuse of description which can slow the action of the story.

Throughout the session, you will…

  • Understand what atmosphere and setting are
  • Learn how to create them effectively to suit the tone of your story
  • Take part in activities and discussions that further your writing skills and development.

About Charlotte Baker

Charlotte Baker is an author, associate lecturer, and PhD student with an interest in crime and horror. She has over forty publications. Charlotte spends her time with family, drinking coffee, walking, and conversing with the various monsters that float around her imagination.

Book your place

Tickets cost £12 for NWS Members and £15 for general admission. Book your place below, or to find out more about joining NWS, head to our membership page.


This workshop will be delivered online via Zoom. A link with access instructions will be emailed to you shortly before the workshop is due to start. If you have any questions about using Zoom, please email us at admin@nottinghamwritersstudio.co.uk


8 November
18:30 - 20:30
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Nottingham Writers’ Studio
25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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