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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You can create a “to read” list just from that. I promise you there are a few things that will surprise you. Read more Read less. It will help you with description and your settings and what to look for. Using your setting and description to help move your story along. Rozelle also makes specific mention to the chapter prior, sensory description, and how you can use that to your advantage here.

Although the book was for description and setting, the principles that he presented could apply for the entire book-writing craft. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Sep 17, Palindrome Mordnilap rated it really liked it Shelves: But once again, both books were excellent.

The author does not give any tip for conjuring a good title but merely cites a list of novels as examples of “good” titles.


Description & Setting Quotes by Ron Rozelle

Description Elements of Fiction Writing. That means using all five of the senses to set up a scene, mood, environment, whatever! I think he was trying to establish a conversational tone, but it just seemed to get in the way.

Jan 22, Liza rated it liked it. If it tells me something I already know, then it’s “not as good” as a book that told me something new. He took paragraphs settinng get to the point at times, and often interjected with irrelevant asides.

For me, I preferred the older version. Rozelle says good writing isn’t dependent on setting, but any good story needs it.

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If you’re paying attention you’ll be able to pick out points where Rozelle uses a technique that was just described, so it’s a quaint way to see it in action without being told, pay attention to this! How to Write Dazzling Dialogue: 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. You can find all the answers you need in Write Great Fiction: No, not the difference between a keyboard and notepad but the difference between similes, metaphors and analogies.

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After reading this, I feel like I understand a little better this craft that is writing. Sep 05, NePo rated it really liked it.

This was actually better than I expected. I can usually get through a book like this in a day or two – two weeks after trying to give this a read, I descriptio still only halfway through it and most likely will not finish it. How essential descriptjon setting to a story? Sadly, this is the weakest entry in a series of books that are a bit up and down in style, content and usefulness.

So, my final opinion is meh. Want to Read saving…. 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.

Rozelke what ways do details and setting tie into plot and character development?

Description & Setting Quotes

I think, however, like any book on writing, you get out as much as you put in. This title teaches you some of the essentials of writing; showing vs telling and how to describe through narration and dialogue. The examples are interesting and illustrate his points well.