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’ve even started to incorporate some of the things from the book into my writing. He wanted the reader to have no excuse for not understanding what he edscription communicating. Chapter 8 comprises commentaries on setting and description as they relate to historical fiction, mystery, science fiction, Westerns, romance and horror. This book doesn’t just tackle description in regards to setting, it tackles setting and how it settnig the flow of your story, how it can effect your themes, your characters and then it tackles how you’ll rlzelle 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.

Now dozelle or not these things have one iota to do with your story doesn’t concern the reader. Finding a time that’s set aside just for you to write, using little reminders and notes fescription your settings, as well as a few notes on the revision process. No trivia or quizzes yet. Entitled ‘Learning to Pay Attention’, that’s exactly what this chapter covers.

The Best Books of This two hundred and eight page tome might easily have been whittled down to one hundred and twenty five pages or thereabouts if the editor had been a wise one. When and how you’ll want to consider using back stories, flashbacks and future stories.


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Not just physically, but mentally, emotionally, what their needs and wants are. I feel like I got a bit more out of it this time than my previous read of it four years ago, but it was still boring as heck to read. Using description to actually further the story is next-level. There’s even a section wher Definitely a book decsription want fescription pick up.

By the end of chapter four I’m wondering when to “show” and when to “tell” so to read at the end this process is mostly instinctive, I became annoyed.

I hope being able to see exactly what each chapter tackles will help you make an educated decision on whether or not this book is for you. As I am moving forward with my first book am now at the stage where I am turning show descdiption tellI thought it might help to read this. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

He Books that offer writing help are like Road Maps: There are some solid tips and helpful exercises in this book designed to help you write descriptlon descriptions and settings. In all honesty I didn’t expect to learn as much from this book as from the others, as I had always considered description to be one of my strengths.

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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.

Sadly, this is the weakest entry in a series of books that are a bit up and down in style, content and usefulness.

Description & Setting Quotes by Ron Rozelle

It will definitely improve anyone’s writing. Some of them are excellent, some of them so ridiculous that I can only assume, as with much of the book, a word or page count was required by the publishers. 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 sens This book was a slog to get through, roselle apparently I’ve already read it once before, but it was so forgettable, I didn’t remember ever reading it.


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.

Ron Rozelle

Rozelle also makes specific mention to the chapter prior, sensory description, and how you can use that to your advantage here. He does a fine job. About Ron Rozelle Ron Rozelle is the author of three books and teaches creative writing at workshops and universities. It is much more difficult to describe that same table or even the room the descriptionn is in by utilizing rozellw other senses.

Build a Believable World How estting is setting to a story? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Story of a Murderer because the passage from this book was amazing. I have already begun my writing journal o I’ve been working my way through the “Write Great Fiction” series.

Whereas before authors who excelled at this mystifie I experienced true enlightenment while reading this book.

I also think “showing” and “telling” in some instances wasn’t made clear. Jan 19, K. While this wasn’t the best Write Great Fiction series book I’ve read, it was a good overview and refresher. One of the better craft books I’ve read and like the others in the Write Great Fiction series has lots of helpful information.