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Mar 15, With Description & Setting, you will learn how to make every detail count Ron Rozelle is the author of three books, including the P.E.N Prize. Description & Setting has ratings and 63 reviews. Marie said: Writing books are so dififcult to rate, because their value is in how they improve my w. 7 quotes from Description & Setting: ‘Readers want to know a few things right up front, like what the weather is like and the lay of the land, the color.

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See all 77 reviews. Also, how to use tidbits from reality without simply copying and pasting.

Definitely a book you want to pick up. Writer’s Digest Books March 15, Language: I can usually get through a book like this in a day or two – two weeks after trying to give this a read, I am still only halfway through it and most likely will roon finish it.

I already finished my manuscript. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. I checked this book out from the library but will be adding it to my writing collection, as it’s packed with ideas, lists, explanations, encouragement and inspiration that I don’t want descri;tion be without. Dispatched from the UK in rozelle business days When will my order arrive? I buy several books for writers to help me along the way.

My only qualm with the book overall is the language used within the book itself. I have already begun my writing journal o I’ve been working my way through the “Write Great Fiction” series.

Aren’t most writing faults spotted by re-reading? The tools, the lessons of observation, the re-reading until it says what you want the reader to feelall make the editing process profitable and necessary. He uses a wide range of writers encompassing literature as well as popular modern fiction.

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Not just physically, but mentally, emotionally, what their needs and wants are. I also didn’t find the exercises very useful. Jun 11, Kara rated it it was amazing.

Description and Setting tackles the two elements which give life to the whole picture of a story. This book doesn’t just tackle description in regards to setting, it tackles setting and how it effects the flow of your story, how settingg can effect your themes, your characters and then it tackles how you’ll zetting to go about describing pretty settinb anything in your work, characters, themes, moods, keeping your dialogue paced well in relation to using dialogue tags and, of course, how to go about describing the physical setting itself.

This has been pointed out rozelel my editor and, descriptioj times, by the odd reader so I was aware Dedcription needed help.

He did not hesitate to call it work–but he encouraged you in your endeavors by the cohesive unit and flow that you will achieve. Much is not ‘science’ of do’s and don’ts, but ‘art’ where it must sound and feel right. I think he was trying to establish a conversational tone, but it just seemed to get in the way. As I am moving forward with my first book am now at the stage where I am turning show into tellI thought it might help to read this.

Chapter 8 comprises commentaries on setting and description as they relate to historical fiction, mystery, science fiction, Westerns, romance and horror.

But once again, both books were excellent. The differences between parenthesis and dashes, colons and semicolons, cadence and repetition. Other books in this series.

The thing here is, this is a general guide on description and setting. Amazon Rozellw Food delivery from local restaurants. Oct 07, A. Rozelle emphasized wordsmithing in the editing process.

They are too superficial to be of practical use. Even though I’m a beginner in fiction writing, I only learned a few things from this book. There are some solid tips and helpful exercises in this book designed to help you write readable descriptions and settings. To tell a story well, a writer has to handle exposition, backstory, characterization, passage of time, and a host of other things.


In what ways do details and setting tie into plot and character development? I think, however, like any book on writing, you get out as much as you put in. You can find all the answers you need in Write Great Fiction: So, if you’re new to writing and books on writing, I suppose this would be as good a place to start as any!

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It is focused on how to do better descriptions and set your story with many examples and lots of practice exercises to apply to your own manuscript. I think it takes a lot of hubris to say you don’t need to improve your craft; I worry what it says about me when I have to admit a book on writing didn’t work for me.

Writing good description is tricky in fiction. For instance, on pagehe states: In what ways do details and setting tie into plot and character development? Set up a giveaway. Dec 27, Patricia Caviglia rated it it was amazing.

You can find all the answers you need in Write Great Fiction: In what ways do details and setting tie into plot and character development? I experienced settlng enlightenment while reading this book. Ships from and sold by Amazon.