This is the only thread I found similar to what I'm about to ask, but I think it is still different https://www.writingforums.org/threads/how-to-create-an-original-setting.148193/ But anyways, I was wondering what was everyone's strategies for setting their scene? One thing I've done is mediate on a particular scene. Just first turning my brain on mute, and typically keeping my eyes closed. At some point I start structuring the immediate space by placing myself as the character. So in the case to the story I continuous reference here I'll close my eyes and imagine I'm Ceara standing in the middle of her room at Jason's and Evelyn's castle. First its the base of a room, 4 walls, cold, stone because its an castle. I may stand up during my process and walk around my own bedroom, but I try really hard to not move far. If I do I'll butt up against my tv or something that will bring me back into modern life. When I can manage that I continue to build upon the room. Where's her bed? Ok how does it look? How does it feel? I'll reach out as I'm running my fingers over it. I try and keep the dialog here as minimal as possible. I just want to set the scene as much as possible, I find when I read stories we may have a ton of different settings big and small. But, the stories are typically more detailed oriented on settings that mean something. So I only do this for big scenes that will mean alot to me personally, to the characters, or be referenced multiple times throughout the stories. So whats your technique?