Write Great Fiction - Description & Setting

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Writer's Digest Books, Mar 3, 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  - 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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User Review  - Vixen - Goodreads

A lot of the stuff would be extremely helpful to me if i hadnt already intuit ed it. Some things were over simplified (for me!) And though it said fantasy, it didnt talk about it at all. overall really great book with lots of helpful and practical advice! Read full review

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Jim Willett is director of the Texas Prison Museum in Huntsville, Texas. He narrated the radio documentary "Witness to an Execution," which aired on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" and won a Peabody Award in 2000. Ron Rozelle teaches creative writing and his novels include "A Place Apart," "The Windows of Heaven," and "Into That Good Night," which was a finalist for the PEN American West Creative Nonfiction Prize.

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