Write Great Fiction - Description & Setting

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F+W Media, Mar 15, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 224 pages
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Build a Believable World

How essential is setting to a story? How much description is too much? In what ways do details and setting tie into plot and character development? How can you use setting and description to add depth to your story?

You can find all the answers you need in Write Great Fiction: Description & Setting by author and instructor Ron Rozelle. 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:

  • 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. telling
With dozens of excerpts from some of today's most popular writers, Write Great Fiction: Description & Setting gives you all the information you need to create a sharp and believable world of people, places, events, and actions.

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User Review  - Sonya.Contreras - LibraryThing

Rozelle emphasized wordsmithing in the editing process. Although the book was for description and setting, the principles that he presented could apply for the entire book-writing craft. Wordsmithing ... Read full review

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User Review  - KR_Patterson - LibraryThing

This was actually better than I expected. I have a tendency to go through life oblivious to details (or anything else much, either) and it helped me pay better attention to my surroundings and ... Read full review

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Ron Rozelle is the author of three books and teaches creative writing at workshops and universities.

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