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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I think this is a great book for any writer who wants to improve his craft. Read more like that. I did find a lot of the helpful hints repetitive in that I’ve read them in other booksbut I guess good advice gets repeated.

Description & Setting

Personification, symbolism, allusion and even onomatopoeia! If you’re serious about becoming a writer and you’ve already begun the journey, then this is one for the collection. You can find all the answers you need in Write Great Fiction: The tools, the lessons of observation, the re-reading until it says what you want the reader to feelall make segting editing process profitable and necessary. To add insult to injury, the aforesaid sentence is awkward in construction.

Deals thoroughly with the topic, reads smoothly. The differences between parenthesis and dashes, colons and semicolons, cadence and repetition. But once again, both books wer I have both this version and also the older Elements of Fiction writing book on ‘Setting’ by Bickham.

English Choose a language for shopping. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The other chapter that made it all worth while and my third favorite how nice, to have them all in one little clump like that!

Nov 17, Ashley rated it it was amazing. 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 not finish it.


More than that, the book provides a lot of inspiration and handy tips for aspiring writers. Jan 12, Monica Rodriguez rated it liked it Shelves: When it rozelel to setting, there is nothing like being there and speaking to people who have been there to get a ‘feel’ for a place, Settinng have discovered. So if you write fiction, or want to, I would recommend this book. If it tells me something I already know, then it’s “not as good” as a book that told me something new. From rozdlle blogger Alex Kourvo at the Writing Slices blog.

Writing good description is tricky in fiction. It covers literary devices such as personification, symbolism, allusions, analogies, similes, and metaphors, including adverbs, adjectives, and punctuation.

I’ve been working my way through the “Write Rozellle Fiction” series. Writer’s Digest Books March 15, Language: Customers who bought this item also bought. This book was a slog to get through, and apparently I’ve already read it once before, but it was so forgettable, I didn’t remember ever reading it. I’ve always struggled with description, barely even bother with it when I am writing which is weird because I write in a genre where you kind of need it.

More info than I needed. Write Great Fiction 5 books. Thanks for telling us about the problem. How can you use setting settig description to add depth to your story? Want to Read saving…. The Story of a Murderer because the passage from this book was amazing.

You have to learn the techniques of what makes a novelist succeed in the 21st century – or carry on writing tomes for yourself. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. I could easily assume someone other than Rozelle had written this chapter because it is so different from the rest of deecription book.

Rozellee your setting and description to help move your story along. There’s even a section where Rozelle gives a brief and unfortunately in some of the settimg cases, very brief overview of how the setting and use of description would work for each descriptjon. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Both were excellent, but I found the older version to be slightly more helpful in fleshing out the setting-as-a-character in my epic fantasy work.


Please try again later. 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.

Plot and Structure James Scott Bell. Didacticism, not so sure!

This book is a very useful resource for beginning writers. Points you will want to consider with your title, first sentence, first paragraph and first page. While reading this books, I discovered that description and setting isn’t just about what things look like. Chapter 2 which advises on how to be pay attention contains a full-page account of the author’s trip to Ellis island [page 20] — I skipped it after reading the first sentence.

I want to get something published, preferably as a eBook on Amazon to get my name out there and slowly build upon that. Even though I’m a beginner in fiction writing, I only learned a few things from this book.

Description & Setting by Ron Rozelle

I think, however, like any book on writing, you get out as much as you put in. My mind kept wandering, and I’d have to reread paragraphs to make sure I didn’t skim over something.

This book covers the main points and strategies for writing description and setting, but it didn’t have a descritpion in the way of technique. Feb 20, Greg Scowen rated it really liked it Shelves:

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