Objective: This lesson will discuss the importance of setting. Where a play, book or story takes place often affects the characters' personalities and the possibilities for plot. Setting is a usually carefully considered item in an author's set-up for fiction. Setting in the fantasy genre is particularly important, since oftentimes, the reader must understand the differences between the fantasy world and the "real" world. Evermore is set in southern California in the present time but with twists that make it different from reality. The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.
1. Homework: Students will rewrite the basic plot of Dark Flame and set it in the "real" world, explaining how the different setting changes the work.
2. Class discussion: Could this book have been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in Dark Flame's world differ from the...
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