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Hello how would you set a scene for a ghost story?

and describe the ghost and how the person is feeling? could you give and example please thank you 🙂

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yasmine
11 July 2012
khu
yasmine
11 July 2012
Is this a question for primary or secondary school?
jon.ellis
12 July 2012
Early suggestions would be using words like eerie and so on. The textbook approach to a ghost scene is to have it an abandoned house, with creaking floorboards etc.
mjhansford
12 July 2012
I think setting the scene is important. There are classic settings of course, as mjhansford mentioned - the abandoned house etc - but really any setting, described in the right way, could be suitable. I think there would need to be unexpected creepy things about the setting - maybe a broken window, some strange sounds, a curtain moving though there is no breeze..... I think for how the person is feeling, then again the unexpected could be useful. For instance was the person suddenly shivering as if it was mid winter, even though it is a hot summer's day? Good luck, and please let me know if I can help further.
veronica
17 July 2012
I think setting the scene is important. There are classic settings of course, as mjhansford mentioned - the abandoned house etc - but really any setting, described in the right way, could be suitable. I think there would need to be unexpected creepy things about the setting - maybe a broken window, some strange sounds, a curtain moving though there is no breeze..... I think for how the person is feeling, then again the unexpected could be useful. For instance was the person suddenly shivering as if it was mid winter, even though it is a hot summer's day? Good luck, and please let me know if I can help further.
veronica
17 July 2012
Personally i like to start with a little bit of action in the story, this engages the reader, u could put up a small paragraph in the beginning of the story which kind of foreshadows some distressing events coming up, you could end the paragraph in a very abrupt then continue the story as if that paragraph didn't exist but do remember to link it some paragraphs later in the story by continuing the action. then obviously setting the setting is important as creating a right setting with proper use of imagery and words and enough dialogues the reader would feel they themselves are the characters which gives them more thrills with each scares in the story that u write and this works in your favour as it of course engages the reader. then when you write a piece of action again in the story don't make it way too obvious and make the readers kind of confused just after when u think they would hooked up in the story. this gets them to thinking of all the many possible outcomes and then u surprise them with one which they have not expected and actually scaring them for real. hope this helps.
penguin
21 April 2022
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