Meetup 016: Mood and Tone

Here we come again to update you on the happenings of the last weekend. Well, let me just leave it, without too many adjectives, that this weekend goes into the hall of fame meetups for Write Club! Susan Sreemala, our darling writer was hosting the session on “Mood and Tone”, this weekend.

The mood and tone of writing most primitively color the sketch of the story or write-up in the most invisible of ways. The subtle difference between mood and tone is much of a fine line in the perspective of narration. Susan did a fine job making us realize what it is. Tone and mood are not the same, although they are frequently confused. The mood of a piece of literature is the feeling or atmosphere created by the work, or, said slightly differently, how the work makes the reader feel. Simply stated, tone is the attitude a writer has towards the subject they’re writing about. It is evident in they’re diction, style, and opinion if they express one. Mood is the atmosphere created by the setting, and actions of people and characters in it. It also relates to how the reader emotionally responds to these elements like sadness for a tragedy.

We successfully did two exercises this week, even with a high member count of 20.


Warm-up Exercise:

ā€œDescribe a barn as seen by a man whose son has just been killed in a war. Do not mention the son, or war, or death.ā€

The Writing Exercise:

Choose any situation, place, the moment of transition and the arc. Describe a conflict between the set-tone of the milieu, to the mood of the narrator. Describe how the mood of the narrator affects his perception of the surroundings.

Find more on the meetup : WC-Hyd-M016

So anyway, see you guys, next weekend, when we have more fun, more writing on another interesting theme! As always, please feel free to share your works and feedback on the theme and meetup, in the comments section.