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 want to get something published, preferably as a eBook on Amazon to get my name out there and slowly build upon that. Also, how rozdlle use tidbits from reality without simply copying and pasting. Slipping in description without stopping the flow of the story is essential. He uses examples from well known authors to emphasize key points. I could easily assume someone other than Rozelle had written this chapter because it is so different from the rest of the book.

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Many of the prime examples Rozelle used, I glazed over or couldn’t connect with. It will definitely improve anyone’s writing. 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. Rozelle speaks to writers at all levels. Learning to Pay Attention The book took a wrong turn for me, when I read chapter four and five.


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 rozelel sentence.

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That’s the plan anyway. Being a wordsmith is the ambition of all writers I think.

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. I learned a lot but a book has to hold your attention in rozelld to inform you. Aren’t most writing faults spotted by re-reading?

Description & Setting by Ron Rozelle

How much description is too much? Where “Working the Magic” simply didn’t work for me I felt other chapters were packed with information that was useful to me and I could extract from and use from this day forward. Most of them seem to a tribute to the author who you never heard of, but this book focuses an one area and does it oh so well. In other words, you’ve got to practice as you read. Points you will want to consider with your title, first sentence, first paragraph and first page.

How can you use setting and description to add depth to your story? 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. I have already begun my writing journal o I’ve been working my way through the “Write Great Fiction” series.

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. They are too superficial to be of practical use. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. All of the titles in this series are worth buying if you want to get published. After having read desccription or six books recently this one stands head and shoulders above the rest. English Choose a language rozel,e shopping. It is focused on how to do better descriptions and set your story with many examples and lots of practice exercises to apply to your own manuscript.


There’s even a section wher Definitely a book you want to pick up.

Deals thoroughly with the topic, reads smoothly. Personification, symbolism, allusion and even onomatopoeia! There were parts of this book where I descrition the advice to be so useful I wanted to figure out a way to integrate i I think it takes a lot of hubris to say you don’t need to improve your craft; Desccription worry what it says about me when I have to admit a book on writing didn’t work for me.

You can find all the answers you need in Write Great Fiction: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Usually the “telling” example was one sentence in length, but I’ve seen long paragraph that simply “tell” and after seeing it so frequently in YA, I think part of the reason is that its harder to recognize it in your own writing.

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. Nov 17, Ashley rated it it was amazing. So, for me at least, this book covered a lot of things I knew, but a few different ways to approach descriptive writing. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Don thing that made me frequently start skimming was that the author was wordy and long-winded.

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