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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Pages with related products. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It makes for rough reading wherein one can easily skim whole paragraphs without missing anything. Aug 08, T Ramon rated it it was amazing. For others it’s just nice to have a once and for all definition and rubric for which is which.

Whereas before authors who excelled at this mystified me, I feel confident that I can pick up any book and tell you why settingg description works. Lists with This Book.

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: See all 77 reviews. This chapter covers it all. This book covers the main points and strategies for writing description and setting, but it didn’t have a lot in the way of technique. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

This nuts-and-bolts guide – complete with practical exercises at xetting end of each chapter – gives you all the tips and techniques you need to:. The book was hit or miss depending on the chapter.


I’ve had desdription book in my collection for some time, and tried once before to read and make use of it. This nuts- Build a Believable World How essential is setting to a story? Jun 11, Kara rated it it was amazing. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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 one of the chapters that made this purchase worth it.

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One of my favorite chapters and one I will refer to pretty much for as long as I’m writing, this chapter reviews all the tools you have available to you as a writer.

And while I had hoped to never read a line from that book again after high school, Rpn can’t deny that the excerpt chosen illustrates the point at hand exceedingly well.

Aside from the general roelle, he talks about the differences between certain genres in terms of description, how to use the setting to drive the story, working the magic, balancing having too little and too much, and how description and setting factor into the writing process.

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English Choose a language for shopping. So, for me at least, this book covered a lot of things I knew, but a few different ways to approach descriptive writing. For me, it was very decription — but I was looking for ways to make my writing descrpition, and trying to learn how to more naturally insert description into my writing.

He uses a wide range of writers encompassing literature as well as popular modern fiction.


Description & Setting Quotes by Ron Rozelle

Specifically it gives you examples of how to: Description has been a bit of a weak spot for me. Using description to actually further the story is next-level.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. There were parts of this book where I found the advice to settinb so useful I wanted to figure out a way to integrate i I think it takes a lot of hubris to say you don’t need to improve your craft; I worry what it says about me when I have to admit a book on writing didn’t work for me. For instance, on pagehe states: He covers how to pay attention to details in daily life to help enrich descriptions, the tools we use in writing, the difference between showing and telling, sensory description, character descript Description and Setting tackles the two elements which give life to the whole picture of a story.

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 by Ron Rozelle

Sep 05, NePo rated it really liked it. I particularly enjoyed all the references to wordsmithing. 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: I still grapple with grammar issues, perspective, etc.

Rozelle speaks to writers at all levels. My second favorite chapter, Showing Vs Telling. Feb 06, Philip Dampier rated it really liked it.