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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In short, this book is not just what it claims to be on the cover. You can find all the answers you need in Write Great Fiction: Worth reading for the exercises at the end of each chapter, as well as the info provided.

I have a tendency to go through life oblivious to details or anything else much, either and stting helped me pay better attention to an surroundings and English Choose a language for shopping.

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The chapter where it attempts to help with description on specialized fiction might as well not be in the book, for it becomes so general and at times detached from the actual genres it might as well not be there. Write Great Fiction – Dialogue. Customers who bought this item also bought.

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Other books in the series. March 3, Sold by: Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. From inside the book. If it tells me something I already know, then it’s “not as good” as a book that told me something new. How you can use other characters, setting, and the knowledge you have about the character to give readers information without putting together a list.

One of the aspects that sold me, was that it isn’t just a manual on how to describe a gorgeous sunset or a dusty, old library, it discusses and in some cases itemizes all of the tools, devices, do’s and don’ts you will need to use, remember and pull out of your bag of tricks in order to craft a successful novel. 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 that I could use in my current WIP.

Writing good description is tricky in fiction. Didacticism, not so sure! No eBook available Amazon. It will help you with description and your settings and what to look for. If you’re paying attention you’ll be able to pick out points where Rozelle uses a technique that was just described, so it’s a quaint way to see it in action without being told, pay attention to this! Whatever specialized information it has is too vague to be at all useful.

Becoming a better writer is important to me, but there comes a point in time where I had to admit the advice didn’t work for me or it wasn’t clear or some other factor prevented me to get the full lessons I was seeking.


It is much more difficult to describe that same table or even the room the table is in by utilizing the other senses.

He wanted the reader to have no excuse for not understanding what he was communicating. But it goes further, giving ane on character descriptions and using all the tools in a writer’s toolbox. I promise sescription there are a few things that will surprise you.

It covers things from how to pay better attention to the world around you to keeping a writer’s notebook to description in specialized fiction. It’s both useful and incredibly annoying. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

I do wish that I knew how to organize all the notes that he suggests jotting down for later use.

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As with these reference books, there’s a handy appendix summarizing the main points of each chapter. You can find all the answers you need in Write Great Fiction: In what ways do details and setting tie into plot and character development? Rozelle emphasized wordsmithing in the editing process. Good exercises if dsecription interested. That means using all five of the senses to set up a scene, mood, environment, whatever! The book was hit or miss depending on the chapter. Not Enabled Ane Reader: