Shelves: resource-books Definitely a book you want to pick up. I promise you there are a few things that will surprise you. My only qualm with the book overall is the language used within the book itself. On the other hand, I did roll my eyes once or twice and go "Okay, we get it, I know how to use a simile and a metaphor.
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Shelves: resource-books Definitely a book you want to pick up. I promise you there are a few things that will surprise you. My only qualm with the book overall is the language used within the book itself.
On the other hand, I did roll my eyes once or twice and go "Okay, we get it, I know how to use a simile and a metaphor. No, not the difference between a keyboard and notepad but the difference between similes, metaphors and analogies. The differences between parenthesis and dashes, colons and semicolons, cadence and repetition. Personification, symbolism, allusion and even onomatopoeia!
This chapter covers it all. If ever you have had an issue with this law of writing, understanding the difference, knowing when to use one or the other - yes, you will want to use both or anything in between, this is the chapter for you. Chapter Five: The other chapter that made it all worth while and my third favorite how nice, to have them all in one little clump like that! That means using all five of the senses to set up a scene, mood, environment, whatever!
It is much more difficult to describe that same table or even the room the table is in by utilizing the other senses. This chapter will help clear up some of the confusion and point you in the right direction. Not just physically, but mentally, emotionally, what their needs and wants are. How you can use other characters, setting, and the knowledge you have about the character to give readers information without putting together a list.
Rozelle also makes specific mention to the chapter prior, sensory description, and how you can use that to your advantage here. Macrocosm and microcosms are both discussed as well as remembering things like weather and geography and how both will not only establish your setting but will undoubtedly affect your character in one way or another. Chapter Eight: This is the chapter that looks at description and setting in the various genres, how they differ and how you can use them to help construct a better story.
Chapter Nine: Using your setting and description to help move your story along. How you can use it to establish mood and tone by your characters actions but also how you can use description and setting to help illuminate some of the conflicts in your novel. Chapter Ten: Points you will want to consider with your title, first sentence, first paragraph and first page.
Also, how to use tidbits from reality without simply copying and pasting. Didactic, yes. Didacticism, not so sure! Chapter Twelve: Finally, putting it all together.
I hope being able to see exactly what each chapter tackles will help you make an educated decision on whether or not this book is for you. And not successful in a monetary or publicity sense, successful in that it does what it is meant to do, tell a story.
Jun 10, Justin rated it really liked it Shelves: Had Rozelle written the entire book in this way, it would be a thrill to read and make use of. Description and Setting Ron Rozflle. How can you use setting and description to add depth to your story? PaperbackFirst Editionpages. There are some solid tips and helpful exercises in this book designed to help you write readable descriptions and settings.
Description and Setting by Ron Rozelle
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