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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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. Rozelle also makes specific mention to the chapter prior, sensory description, and how you can use that to your advantage here.

The Best Books of There were some good nuggets buried in here, things that I sort of “knew” but never actually realized in a craft sense, things rron old trunked novels were missing that I couldn’t figure out at the time, and things that I could use in my current WIP.

No, not the difference between a keyboard and notepad but the difference between similes, metaphors and analogies. Showing, Telling and Combining the Two. 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 nuts-and-bolts guide – complete with practical exercises at the end of each chapter – gives you all the tips and techniques you need to: This is one of those times where less would actually have been more.

Book has a lot of practical advice, however it’s missing wow factor. My only qualm with the book overall is the language used within the book itself.


Description description for literature vs description for popular fiction 3. Sep 05, NePo rated it really liked it. A great deal of it you already know but may not have known the name for it for me that was ‘cadence’, new what it was, not what it was called.

Description & Setting by Ron Rozelle

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. I learned a lot but a book has to hold your attention in order to inform you. Secondly, Rozelle has the bad habit of referring mostly to literary fiction as opposed to balancing the book between that and commercial fiction. Description and Setting Ron Rozelle.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Build a Believable World How essential is setting to a story? Whereas before authors who excelled at this mystified me, I feel confident that I can pick up any book and tell you why the description works.

I promise you there are a few things that will surprise you. You can create a “to read” list just from that. While reading this books, I discovered that description and setting isn’t just about what things look like. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Jun 20, Marie rated it liked it Shelves: I already finished my manuscript. You have to learn the techniques of what makes a novelist succeed in the 21st century – or carry on writing tomes for yourself. Specifically it gives you examples of how to: Wordsmithing was a favorite word where he explained how to phrase each sentence to achieve the best impact and make the magic of reading shine. Jun 10, Justin rated it really liked it Shelves: And while I had hoped to never read a line from that book again after high school, I dwscription deny that the excerpt chosen illustrates the point at hand exceedingly well.


They were rather settihg, and would have been more useful if I hadn’t been in the midst of editing my work in progress. Liked it so much I bought it on Amazon. With plenty of examples of not just how and when to use ‘show’ but how and when using ‘tell’ can be appropriate, this chapter was one of the chapters that made this purchase worth it.

Anyone willing to improve their craft. I thought that it was unnecessary, when in fact it is VERY necessary. Worth reading for the exercises at the end rozel,e each chapter, as well as the info provided. For me, I preferred the older version. Fon details File Size: Didacticism, not so sure!

I generated a lot of ideas for my novel just in the course of reading. Looking for beautiful books?

This settlng to other chapters or pages is done often and as a friendly, unassuming ‘reminder’. That means using all five of the senses to set up a scene, mood, environment, whatever!

Description & Setting

Build a Believable World How essential is setting to a story? The Story of a Murderer because the passage from this book was amazing. Sep 02, Arthur Mills rated it really liked it. No trivia or quizzes yet.

For instance, on pagehe states: The book was hit or miss depending on the chapter. Jace added it Recommends it for: I asked one of my twitter friends her thoughts and she responded back simply with, “Description is sometimes very boring to read and write.

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