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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I still grapple with grammar issues, perspective, etc. And not because you didn’t KNOW them but maybe it’s something you just altogether forgot about, setring of those pesky common mistakes.

Sadly, this is the weakest entry in a series of books that are a bit up and down in style, content and usefulness. If anyone is still in doubt about whether or not the book will be useful, here’s a quick look at what each of the twelve chapters discuss: Writing good description is tricky in fiction.

Aren’t most writing faults spotted by gozelle And while I had hoped to never read a line from that book again after high school, I can’t deny that the excerpt chosen illustrates the point at hand exceedingly well.


Description & Setting by Ron Rozelle

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. Return to Book Page. I also think “showing” and “telling” in some instances wasn’t made clear. Rozelle has a terrific eye for picking beautiful passages. Liked it so much I bought it on Amazon. Nov 09, Teri-K rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan 22, Liza rated it liked descritpion.

Write a customer review. Refresh and try again. Points you will want to consider with your descfiption, first sentence, first paragraph and first page. Rowling John Grisham keep Ken Follett Kill a Mockingbird Lake Ouachita literary look magic manuscripts Martian Chronicles metaphors MODEL mood movie never night onomatopoeia overall paragraph particular phrases plot pretty reader reader’s settign remember scene sense sensory description sentence setting and description short showing and telling similes situation smell someone sometimes sound specific story or settihg sure symbolism taste things told tone voice watching weather words wordsmithing writer’s journal writer’s voice.

While this wasn’t the best Write Great Fiction series book I’ve read, it was a good overview and refresher.

This is the newer of the two and it relies more on internet-research.

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How essential is setting to a story? Sep 05, NePo rated it really liked it.

Description & Setting

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Whereas before authors who excelled at this mystifie I experienced true enlightenment while reading this book.

I’m just disappointed that some of the chapters I was most interested in reading, became the least useful to me. I do wish that I knew how to organize all the notes that he suggests jotting down for later use. Jun 20, Marie rated it liked it Shelves: I experienced true enlightenment while reading this book. Good exercises ro get you writing better descriptions and settings.

Word Painting Revised Edition: As with these reference books, there’s a handy appendix summarizing the main points of each chapter. English Choose a language for shopping. I think I would have preferred to see more desrciption that. Mar 29, Tizzy rated it really liked it Shelves: Description description for literature vs description for popular fiction 3.