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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Looking for beautiful books? 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. Pages with related products. Sep 17, Palindrome Mordnilap rated it really liked it Shelves: The tools, the lessons of observation, the re-reading until it says what you want the reader to feelall make the settingg process profitable and necessary. It is much more difficult to describe that same table zetting even the room the table is in descriptio utilizing the other senses.

Had Rozelle written the entire book in this way, it would be a thrill to read and make use of. It covers literary devices such as personification, symbolism, allusions, analogies, similes, and metaphors, including adverbs, adjectives, and punctuation.

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Description and Setting tackles the two elements which give life to the whole picture of a story. Definitely a desscription you want to pick up.

How much description is too much? This chapter covers it all.

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Feb 20, Greg Scowen rated it really liked it Shelves: Nov 04, ZaBeth Marsh rated it really liked it Shelves: Other books in this series. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Showing of 77 reviews. But, as a starting place, a good choice. I think, however, like any book on writing, you get out as much as you put in. Showing, Telling and Combining the Two. He uses examples from well known authors to emphasize key points.


How to recognize when settinb using too much or too little and how to deal with ‘clutter’. But once again, both books wer I have both this version and also the older Elements of Fiction writing book on ‘Setting’ by Bickham. I think this is a great book for any writer who wants to improve his craft. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Characters, Emotions and Viewpoint Nancy Kress.

Description & Setting by Ron Rozelle

Despite all of this, there is ONE chapter that is packed with useful information and which moves along amazingly well – Rozel,e Four: Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. I checked this book out from the library but will be adding it to my writing collection, as it’s packed with ideas, lists, explanations, e This is an excellent discussion of using description and setting in writing fiction.

I felt the concepts of “sensory description” and “showing and telling” are vital to the writing process, so for me to feel those were the weakest chapters made this a difficult book to read.

Not that the book never misses the mark.

Jan 22, Liza rated it liked it. But it did give me a lot more of what I didn’t expect, and I’ve realized even more how this is truly the thing that can take a book from just ok to something above and beyond the rest, if you can do it well.

How can you use setting and description to add depth to your story? When talking about sensory description, I found to my dismay that the reason description and writing about description is so hard to teach is because it’s dependent on the examples used. Do not let the bad reviews put you off. I do wish that I knew how to organize all the notes that he suggests jotting down for later use. This nuts-and-bolts guide – complete with practical exercises at descripiton end of each chapter – gives you all the tips and techniques you need to: Write a customer review.


The introduction, this chapter looks at just why you should give a hoot about setting and eescription, the functions they serve, along with some examples. The author does not give any tip for conjuring a good title but merely cites a list of novels as examples of “good” titles. But it goes further, giving hints on character descriptions and using all the tools in a writer’s toolbox. Not just physically, but mentally, emotionally, what their needs and wants are.

This is one of those times where less would actually have been more.

I still grapple with grammar issues, perspective, etc. Rozelle says good writing isn’t dependent on setting, but any good story needs it. Writer’s Digest Books March 15, Language: Although I’ve written for a number of years, I’m still very much a novice. If it tells me something I already know, then it’s “not as good” as a book that told me something new.

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. Although the book was for description and setting, the principles that he presented could apply for the entire book-writing craft. When and how you’ll want to consider using back stories, flashbacks and future stories.