Buy Description and Setting: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting a Believable World of People, Places and Events (Write Great Fiction) by Ron Rozelle (ISBN. 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. Write great fiction: description & setting / by Ron Rozelle.—1st ed. p. cm. Ron Rozelle teaches Creative Writing on the Texas gulf coast. He is the author.

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Jan 12, Monica Rodriguez rated it eescription it Shelves: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. How you can use it to establish mood and tone by your characters actions but also how you can use description and setting to help illuminate some of the conflicts in your novel. Although the book was for description and setting, the principles that rkzelle presented could apply for the entire book-writing craft. Write Great Fiction 5 books. He took par This book covers the main points and rozlle for writing description and setting, but it didn’t have a lot in the way of technique.

Liked it so much I bought it on Amazon. 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. Lists with This Book. This book was a slog to get through, and apparently I’ve already read it once before, but it was so rozellle, I didn’t remember ever reading it.

It didn’t give me what I hoped for when I read it how to write about a specific place in the world, it just says “research it”- gee, thanks but maybe it is impossible to give that kind of advice.


And while I had hoped to never read a line from that book again after high school, I can’t deny that the excerpt chosen illustrates the point at hand exceedingly well. It covers literary devices descripyion as personification, symbolism, allusions, analogies, similes, and metaphors, including adverbs, adjectives, and punctuation.

It’s easy to say this table is old and worn, the edges faded and chipped. Shame that I got it through the library as I wanted to highlight certain sections. When and how you’ll want to consider using back stories, flashbacks and future stories. And not because you didn’t KNOW them but maybe it’s something you just altogether forgot about, one of those pesky common mistakes.

This chapter covers it all. You can find all the answers you need in Write Setitng Fiction The other chapter that made settibg all worth while and my third favorite how nice, to have them all in one little clump like that!

Feb 20, Greg Scowen rated it really liked it Shelves: Since I had questions about how to effectively create a sense of place, this book had some great ideas. Not just physically, but mentally, emotionally, what their needs and wants are.

This is an excellent discussion of using description and setting in writing fiction. How you can use other characters, setting, and the knowledge you have about the character to give readers information without putting together a list.

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This one fortunately for you and me, is not. But to another reader, the “obvious” information may be something they’ve never known, and have great leaps in their writing progress as a result.

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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, e This is an excellent discussion of using description and setting in writing fiction. I do wish that I knew how to organize all the notes that he suggests jotting down dozelle later use. Chapter 8 comprises commentaries on setting and description as they relate to historical fiction, mystery, science fiction, Westerns, romance and horror.


Both were excellent, but I found the older version to be slightly more helpful in rozslle out the setting-as-a-character in my epic fantasy work. I asked one of my twitter friends her thoughts and she responded back simply with, “Description is sometimes very boring to read and write.

Please try again later. Sep 17, Palindrome Mordnilap rated it really liked it Shelves: It was easy to get distracted from this one.

It covers its subject matter very well, but what distinguishes it is the way in which it deftly goes beyond its scope to incorporate excellent advice which any budding writer would do well to heed. Points you will want to consider with your title, first sentence, first paragraph and first page. In what ways do details and setting tie into plot and character development?

Showing, Telling deecription Combining the Two. The differences between parenthesis and dashes, colons and semicolons, cadence and repetition. But it goes further, giving hints on character descriptions and using all the tools in a writer’s toolbox.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Secondly, Rozelle has the bad habit of referring mostly to literary fiction as opposed to balancing the book between that and commercial fiction. The thing here is, this is a general guide on description and setting.

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Another reason to learn to observe better. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the rpzelle Kindle App. But, as a starting place, a good choice. Grammar a very brief section that you’ll probably already know if you’ve been writing for some time now There is other useful info as well, but these are just a few.

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