This week, I want you to try a writing technique I’m going to call a “tracking shot.” A tracking shot is actually a term from film, where a camera moves on a dolly. It’s a great way of establishing setting, especially in a place with a lot of different things going on in different places. As a film example, check out this famous tracking shot from Good Fellas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpvNjbtF9Hg In fiction, a tracking shot can work the same way, describing setting with the protagonist in motion. The great thing about this writing technique is you create a big picture with a series of small details. Here’s the example we looked at in class from The Case of the Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall. In this case, the character is driving along a road and then through a market. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IEWPXCOgxMKok-iyJBP1mNT0lEWLkoRPFu6Q4Y_7P0k/edit?usp=sharing For your tracking shot, pick a setting where there’s a lot of activity and where your main character can move. Describe the place with a series of zoomed-in details, as if your protagonist was looking around. Remember to use all five senses to create a rich, detailed picture for the reader. And stay in point-of-view — what is your protagonist thinking in reaction to this place?