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If you’re serious about becoming a writer and you’ve already begun the journey, then this is one for the collection. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. The book is great! But once again, both books wer I have both this version and also the older Elements of Fiction writing book on ‘Setting’ by Bickham. The introduction, this chapter looks at just why you should give a hoot about setting and description, the functions they serve, along with some examples.

Chapter 2 which advises on how to be pay attention contains a full-page account of the author’s trip to Ellis island [page 20] — I skipped it after reading the first sentence. 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: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Also, the usefulness of rln suggested free-writing exercises “focus on the past” and “focus on the present” is questionable. Do not let the bad reviews put you off. Whereas before authors who excelled at this mystifie I experienced true enlightenment while reading this book. I think this is a great book for any anv who wants to improve his craft.

I do wish descriphion I knew how to organize all the notes that he suggests jotting down for later use. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Ron Rozelle cleverly combines the nitty gritty of descriptive language with important rules on when and where to use it most effectively. Firstly, I have to say I agree with the other reviewers – the way in which this book is written is, at times, painful.


The examples are interesting and illustrate his points well. I did find a lot of the helpful hints repetitive in that I’ve read them in other booksbut I guess good advice gets repeated.

It’s rozlele useful and incredibly annoying. And not because you didn’t KNOW them but maybe it’s something you just altogether forgot about, one of those pesky common mistakes. There are descrpition solid tips and helpful exercises in this book designed to help you write readable descriptions and settings. How you can use other characters, setting, and the knowledge you have about the character to give readers information without putting together a list.

I promise you there are a few things anv will surprise you. Rozelle also makes specific mention to the chapter prior, sensory description, and how you can use that to your advantage here. All of the titles in this series are worth buying if you want to get published.

Aug 08, T Ramon rated it it was amazing.

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Despite all of this, there is ONE chapter that is packed with useful information and which moves along amazingly well – Chapter Four: He explains basic concepts very well, but also teaches more experienced writers how to push themselves to make their descriptions do double or even triple duty.

Estting author includes an excellent discussion of the writing process, too.

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, encouragement and inspiration rozeple I don’t want to be without. I still grapple with grammar issues, perspective, etc. Many of the rozellle examples Rozelle used, I glazed over or couldn’t connect with. More info than I needed. You can find a better book to help you with your writing.


Description has been a bit of a weak spot for me. I thought that it was unnecessary, when in fact it is VERY necessary.

For me, I preferred the older version. Lists with This Book.

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Jun 11, Kara rated it it was amazing. 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. He Books that offer writing help are like Road Maps: 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: There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

Write Great Fiction 5 books. Aren’t most writing faults spotted by re-reading? My second favorite chapter, Showing Vs Telling. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Since I had questions about how to effectively create a sense of place, this book had some great ideas.

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Description & Setting

Looking for beautiful books? With plenty of examples of not just how and when to use ‘show’ but how and when using ‘tell’ can be appropriate, this chapter was aetting of the chapters that made this purchase worth it.

Although I’ve written for a number of years, I’m still very much a novice.