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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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. Showing, Telling and Combining the Two.

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Want to Read saving…. He uses examples from well known authors to emphasize key points.

This is the chapter that looks at description and setting in the various genres, how they differ and how you can use them to help construct a better story.

Not just physically, but mentally, emotionally, what their needs and wants are. There are some solid tips and helpful exercises in this book designed to help you write readable descriptions and settings.

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.

A few of the author’s suggestions are mundane; others should be treated with caution such as advocating the use of adverbs and adjectives. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. A great descripttion 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.


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.

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

One of the better craft books I’ve read and like the others swtting the Write Great Fiction series has lots decription helpful information. Personification, symbolism, allusion and even onomatopoeia! There’s even a section where Rozelle gives a brief and unfortunately in some of the genre’s cases, very brief overview of how the setting and use of description would work for each genre.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. How much description is too much?

You can find all the answers you need in Write Great Fiction: He covers how to pay attention to details in daily life to help enrich descriptions, the tools we use in writing, the difference between showing and telling, sensory description, character description, and anchoring the reader in a time and place.

You can find all the answers you need in Write Great Fiction: Orzelle little things you should pay attention to, when, where, what you may want to consider jotting down for use later and how you’ll use it. Plot and Structure James Scott Bell.

So, my final opinion is meh. There’s a problem loading this menu settinf now. On the other hand, I did roll my eyes once or twice and go “Okay, we get it, I know how to use a simile and a metaphor. How to recognize when you’re using too much or too little and how to deal with ‘clutter’.


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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Other books in the series. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. 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 roaelle give that kind of advice.

Thirdly, the various exercises at the end of each chapter also vary in quality and usefulness. So, this is a fine book that covers many of the fundamentals, although descriiption are other books that cover them descriiption completely and with more enthusiasm. If it tells me something I already know, then it’s “not as good” as a book that told me something new.

For example, readers of historical fiction and science fiction expect a lot of emphasis on setting, while readers of mainstream fiction and thrillers do not.

Description & Setting Quotes by Ron Rozelle

Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? BUT, it was worth the time to read chapter four as it has been of great use, and on that score I think the book is worth owning if only by virtue of buying it used. The more I can learn about writing the better.