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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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Showing of 77 reviews. Slipping in description without stopping the flow of the story is essential. I asked one of my twitter friends her thoughts and she responded back simply with, “Description is sometimes very boring to read and write.

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I do wish that I knew how to organize all the notes that he suggests jotting down for later use. I’ve even started to incorporate some of the things from the book into my writing. Jun 11, Kara rated it it was amazing. You can find all the answers you need in Write Great Fiction: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Easy and informative read. Rozelle emphasized wordsmithing in the editing process. One of the better craft books I’ve rno and like the others in the Write Great Fiction series has lots of helpful information. Using description to actually further the story is next-level. Showing, Telling and Combining the Two.

Another chapter that’s going to get a permanent bookmark in it, this chapter is entirely devoted to describing your characters.

It’s both useful and incredibly annoying.

About Ron Rozelle Ron Rozelle is the author of three books and teaches creative writing at workshops and universities. More than that, the book provides a lot of inspiration and handy tips for aspiring writers. Refresh and try again. This nuts-and-bolts guide – complete with practical exercises at the end rozell each chapter – gives you all the tips and techniques you need to: Aug 07, Orzelle Gertsen rated it it was amazing.


Rozelle has a terrific eye for qnd beautiful passages. But, as a starting place, a good choice. This book was a slog to get through, and apparently I’ve already read it once before, but it was so forgettable, I didn’t remember ever reading rozellw. After reading this, I feel like I understand a little better this craft that is writing.

By showing examples and techniques to construct your writing by deconstructing great writing, she walks you through the writing process. My mind kept wandering, and I’d have to reread paragraphs to make sure I didn’t skim over something.

Other books in this series. 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.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. This was actually better than I expected.

When it comes to setting, there is nothing like being there and speaking to people who have been there to get a ‘feel’ for a place, I rob discovered. There’s even a section wher Definitely a book you want to pick up. For me, I preferred the older version. Sep 17, Palindrome Mordnilap rated it really liked it Shelves: But once again, both books were excellent.

Thirdly, the various exercises at the end of each chapter also vary in quality and usefulness. How wnd you use setting and description to add depth to your story?

It is focused on how to do better descriptions and set your story with many examples and lots of practice exercises to settijg to your own manuscript. Customers who bought this item also bought. 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: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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.


It covers its subject matter very well, but what distinguishes it is the way in which it deftly goes beyond its scope to incorporate excellent advice which any budding writer would do well to heed.

Ron Rozelle cleverly combines the nitty gritty of descriptive language with important rules on when and where to use it most effectively. Not Enabled Screen Reader: Show vs Tell a common problem with most new authors 2. How much description is too much?

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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.

Set up a giveaway. I buy several books for writers to help me along the way. Even though I’m a beginner in fiction writing, I only learned a few things from this book. Read more Read less. If you are into writing I recommend this book. An excellent guidance manual on how-to with examples. Mar 06, Brooke Johnson rated it liked it.