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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Buy the selected items together This item: Never once did I feel like Ronzelle was talking down to me.

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Establish a realistic sense of time and place Use description and setting to drive your story Craft effective description and setting for different genres Skillfully master showing vs. It was easy to get distracted from this one. Nov 04, ZaBeth Marsh rated it really liked it Shelves: I like to think I wrote a best seller, but I think my chances for writing one would have been greater if I had this book before I began writing.

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Refresh and try again. Even though I’m a beginner in fiction writing, I only learned a few things from this book. When talking about sensory description, I found to my dismay that the reason description and writing about description is so hard to teach is because it’s dependent on the examples used.

Dec 31, Todd Hogan rated it liked it. This was actually better than I expected.

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Plot and Structure James Scott Bell. Thirdly, the various exercises at the end of each chapter also vary in quality and usefulness.

My second favorite chapter, Showing Vs Telling. Patterson rated it really liked it. There are no discussion topics roselle this book yet. You can create a “to read” list just from that.

Specifically it gives you examples of how to: I learned a lot but a book has to hold your attention in order to inform you. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Write a customer review. I wanted to be able to recognize when I was simply telling. He covers character description, time and place, and how each genre deals with setting. If you’re serious about becoming a writer and you’ve already begun the journey, then this is one for the collection.

It makes for rough reading wherein one can easily skim whole paragraphs without missing descriptiob. Whatever specialized information it has is too vague to be at all useful.

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It will definitely improve anyone’s writing. How can you use setting and description to add depth to your story?

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This referencing to other chapters or pages is done often and as a friendly, unassuming ‘reminder’. I also think “showing” and “telling” in some instances wasn’t made clear.

Another thing that made me frequently start skimming was that the author was wordy and long-winded. I know my novel is going to be better thanks to this book.

This nuts-and-bolts guide – complete with practical exercises at the end of each chapter – gives you all the tips and techniques you need to:. My favorite thing in the book was the passages from different novels. This book doesn’t just tackle description in regards to setting, it tackles setting and how it effects the flow of your story, how it can effect your themes, your characters and then it tackles how you’ll want to go about describing pretty much 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.